Burroughs Wellcome Fund

BWF: Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS)

Program Summary

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. 
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.  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: 
  1. A two page CV or standard NIH biosketch. 
  2. A description of the proposed research (no more than three pages in length).  
  3. 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.


Proposal Due to OVPRED08/06/2014 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF09/24/2014
Date Due to Sponsor10/01/2014
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

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