Research Management Group (RMG)

Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS)

This program now permits unlimited numbers of "self-nominations" or pre-proposals. It no longer requires an internal selection process. However, please see the timeline and institutional processing procedure below >>.

**Summary: $700,000 transition award for physician scientists- postdoctoral and clinical fellows and Instructors- 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 ineligible. See Stanford eligibility clarification below >>

Special note for Ph.D. researchers:
There will be a separate $500,000 BWF Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI)
more >>, for candidates who hold a Ph.D. degree in one of the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering.


Unlimited numbers of pre-proposals
("self-nominations") may be submitted. An internal selection process is no longer required.

 

Timeline:
Postdocs & Instructors: submit your Career Development PI waiver request & pre-proposal form submission** to your RPM by: July 29, 2015
Pre-proposals (required) deadline: Aug. 5, 2015
Invitiation to submit a full proposal to be sent to 80-100 individuals in early October
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG)** deadline: Nov. 5, 2015
Full proposals (by invitation only) deadline: Nov. 12, 2015


SPECIAL STANFORD PROCEDURE: **Institutional representative (your RPM):


Sponsor's website:
Before you review the sponsor's website, please read the eligibility guidelines in this email because they include special Stanford eligibility clarification.
http://www.bwfund.org/grant-programs/biomedical-sciences/career-awards-medical-scientists
FAQs webpage >>

Grant recipients webpage >>
Two Stanford Instructors were selected as recipients in 2012
2015 recipients for various BWF programs were just announced more >>
CASI-1 Stanford recipient; CAMS-1 Stanford recipient; Postdoctoral enrichment program-2 Stanford recipients


Amount of funding:

$700,000 over 5 years to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training (a maximum of two years) and the early years of faculty service. Indirect costs may not be charged against BWF grants.
BWF anticipates making 12 to 14 awards for the upcoming cycle. In addition, up to two awards will be made to clinically trained psychiatrists who focus their research at the interface between psychiatry and neuroscience.


Program

CAMS is a highly competitive program that provides $700,000 in support over five years for physician scientists who are committed to an academic career, to bridge postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, diseaseoriented, or translational research. Proposals in health services research or involving large-scale clinical trials are not eligible.


Eligibility:

 

 

 

 

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