Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

BWF Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

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573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund's (BWF) Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) focuses on 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. Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease oriented, translational, or molecular, genetic, or pharmacological epidemiology research. Proposals that are in the area of epidemiology should contact BWF to determine the eligibility of the proposal. Proposals in health services research or involving large-scale clinical trials are ineligible. BWF encourages nominations from candidates who work in reproductive science.

At the time of application, the candidate must be a clinical fellow, resident, instructor (non-tenure track), or postdoctoral researcher; hold an MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD, or equivalent clinical degree; and have at least two years of research experience. As a general guideline, candidates should not be more than 120 months past their most recent doctorate. Researchers who hold a tenure-track faculty appointment as an assistant professor or the equivalent are not eligible. Candidates must be committed to a full-time career in research as an independent investigator at a North American degree-granting institution. Candidates must be nominated by a dean or department chair at the accredited, degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada where they will take their postdoctoral/fellowship training under the award.

Because MU is limited to five applications for this program (six if two of the applicants are women or underrepresented minorities), letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 23, 2010. Letters of intent should be limited to a 2-page summary of the proposed research project and a 2-page biosketch of the nominee.


$700,000 over five years

Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

4:00 p.m., Friday, July 23, 2010

External Proposal Deadlines

October 1, 2010


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