Limited Submission Programs - Burroughs Wellcome: Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS)

Summary of Opportunity
Burroughs Wellcome: Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS)
OSP Deadline 09/24/10
Funding Agency Deadline 10/01/10
Funding or Award Criteria

The Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) program is the result of the reformulation of the Career Awards in the Biomedical Sciences (CABS), which was instituted by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) in 1996 and ran through the 2006 award year. 

In response to the NIH’s K99/R00 Pathway to Independence program, which was modeled after the CABS award, BWF has shifted the focus of the CABS program to address an on-going problem.  By 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.

Five-year $700,000 awards for physician-scientists bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years for faculty service.  Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, translational, or molecular, genetic, or pharmacological epidemiology research.  Proposals in the area of epidemiology should contact BWF to determine their eligibility.  Proposals in health services research or involving large-scale clinical trials are ineligible.  Awards are made to degree granting institutions in the US or Canada on behalf of the awardee. 

Applicable Field(s)  
Number of Nominees Allowed FIVE nominations
Required Internal Review Documents

Associate Deans or Designates must submit the following materials electronically to no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 9, 2010 (NOTE: submissions directly from PIs will not be accepted):   

  1. Dean's or ORU Director's (or designates) Letter of Nomination with rankings. 
  2. Two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims of/needs for of the proposed project. 

Each department may submit up to 3 internal applications (please rank the order). 

Nominee(s) Selected to Advance No internal nominations were received. If you are interested in applying, please contact Courtney Swaney.
Posting Date 07/24/10