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The Burroughs Wellcome Fund’s (BWF) Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) is the result of the reformulation of the Career Awards in the Biomedical Sciences (CABS) program. BWF has shifted the focus to the ongoing problem of increasing the number of physician scientists and keeping them in research. The CAMS program is intended to provide medically trained individuals with bridging support in basic biomedical, disease-oriented, translational, or molecular, genetic, or pharmacological epidemiology. 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.

At the time of application, candidates must be clinical fellows, residents, instructors (non-tenure track), or postdoctoral researchers; hold an M.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., Pharm.D., 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 pm Friday, June 29, 2007. 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

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, June 29, 2007

Sponsor Deadline:

October 1, 2007

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health science disciplines. Please forward it to individuals who may be interested.

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