Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) Clinical Scientist Awards in Translational Research

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) Clinical Scientist Awards in Translational Research foster the development and productivity of established physician-scientists who will strengthen translational research, through their own studies as well as by mentoring physician-scientist trainees. The awards are intended to give recipients the freedom and flexibility to explore fundamental scientific questions; to apply the resulting knowledge at the bedside; to bring insights from the clinical setting back to the laboratory for further exploration; and ultimately to lead to better understanding of the mechanisms of disease and new methods of diagnosing, treating, and preventing disease.

Candidates must

  • have an MD or MD-PhD degree and hold an appointment or joint appointment in a subspecialty of clinical medicine (references to MD and PhD include all types of medical and scientific doctoral degrees);
  • be academic investigators at the late assistant professor or associate professor level, holding a tenure-track or equivalent position, at the time of application;
  • present evidence of having established an independent research career;
  • present evidence of having established a track record and commitment to mentoring physician-scientist trainees;
  • hold a current license to practice medicine; and
  • be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada at the time of application.

MU is limited to four applications for this program, including one female applicant and one minority applicant. Because of this limit, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, June 27, 2008. Letters of intent should include 1) a 2-page biographical sketch of the nominee, and 2) a 1-page summary of the nominee’s proposed project. The letter of intent should indicate if the applicant is a female or minority applicant.


$750,000 over a period of five years ($150,000 per year)

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, June 27, 2008

Sponsor Deadline:

October 1, 2008

URL for more information:

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

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at