Burroughs Wellcome Fund

BWF: Career Awards for Medical Scientists

Program Summary

The Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) program is the result of the reformulation of the Career Awards in the Biomedical Sciences (CABS), which was instituted by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) in 1995 and ran through the 2006 award year.

In response to the NIH’s K99/R00 Pathway to Independence program, which was modeled after the CABS award, BWF has shifted the focus of the CABS program to address an on-going problem.  By increasing the number of physician scientists and keeping them in research, BWF believes that this bridging award, supporting the last year(s) of a mentored position in addition to supporting the beginning years of an independent position, will facilitate the transition to a career in research and buy time from service commitments.


Institutional Nominations

During the postdoctoral and faculty periods,

Award Information

Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) provide $700,000 over a minimum of five years to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. 

Internal Selection Procedure 
The UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and the Carver College of Medicine have established an internal review procedure to select the UI nominees.  Applications will be reviewed according to the sponsor's selection criteria.  Consideration will also be given to UI institutional strengths and strategic directions.  Potential applicants must submit, using the preselection link below, the following information: 
  1. A two page CV; and
  2. A description of the proposed research.  It should have the following elements:
    1. a cover sheet with the project title, your name, department, and campus address, and the title of the program you are responding to.
    2. a description of the proposed research (no more than three pages in length).  Additional pages may be added for references. 
  3. Please be sure the project is identified on each page and number the pages.
The above materials must be submitted to no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 12, 2013.  The selected nominees will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's deadline of Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

Proposal Due to OVPRED08/12/2013 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF09/24/2013
Date Due to Sponsor10/01/2013
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due DateN/A
Sponsor URL:http://www.bwfund.org/grant-programs/biomedical-sciences/career-awards-medical-scientists/background

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