Burroughs Wellcome Fund
BWF: Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS)
The Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) is a highly competitive program that provides $700,000 awards over five years for physician-scientists, who are committed to an academic career, to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service.
Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research. Proposals in health services research or involving large-scale clinical trials are not eligible.
New for 2014:
Beginning this award cycle, BWF will make up to two additional awards to clinically trained psychiatrists who focus on research at the interface between neuroscience and psychiatry. These proposals must clearly demonstrate evidence of integration of neuroscience and psychiatry in project design.
U.S. or Canadian institutions--including affiliated medical schools, graduate schools, and all related hospitals and research institutes--may nominate up to five candidates.
The ideal candidate will be two years away from becoming an independent investigator, have at least two years or more of postdoctoral research experience, and have a significant publication record.
Candidates must hold an M.D., D.D.S., or D.V.M. degree.
Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research. Proposals in health services research or involving large-scale clinical trials are ineligible.
BWF encourages nominations from candidates who work in reproductive science.
Candidates must be a fellow, resident, or a postdoctoral researcher and have at least two years of postdoctoral research experience at the time of application.
Candidates must not be more than 10 calendar years past their most recent earned doctorate degree. No exceptions will be made.
Candidates with a clinical degree not awarded in the U.S. or Canada must be fully licensed to practice in the U.S. or Canada or have completed a residency in the U.S. or Canada within the last 10 calendar years.
Candidates who hold a junior faculty appointment (Lecturer, Instructor, Assistant Professor-non tenure track, etc.) may be eligible if they have been in a faculty position for two years or less at the time of application. To meet this requirement, the appointment must have begun no earlier than July 1, 2012.
Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada at the time of application. Persons who have applied for permanent resident status but have not received their government documentation by the time of application are not eligible.
Candidates must be nominated by accredited, degree-granting institutions in the U.S. or Canada.
Candidates must be committed to a full-time career in research as an independent investigator at a North American degree-granting institution.
Candidates with tenure-track appointments as an Instructor or Assistant Professor at the time of application are not eligible.
Candidates that have faculty appointments with institutional start-up funds or hold an R01 grant from the NIH are not eligible.
During the postdoctoral and faculty periods:
Grants must be made to degree-granting institutions in the U.S. or Canada on behalf of the award recipient.
Award recipients are required to devote at least 75 percent of their time to research-related activities.
Indirect costs may not be charged against BWF grants.
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. View the different levels of program support in the
postdoc and faculty award information
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:
A two page CV or standard NIH biosketch.
A description of the proposed research (no more than three pages in length).
Additional pages may be added for references.
The above materials must be submitted to no later than
5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6, 2014
. The selected nominees will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's deadline of Wednesday, October 1, 2014.
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