Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Career Awards for Medical Scientists

The Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) was introduced in 2007 to specifically address the declining participation of physicians engaged in academic biomedical research. The CAMS award provides support to facilitate the transition from mentored position to independence for the early career physician scientist. The program is ideal for the physician scientist considering an academic career.

CAMS is a highly competitive program that provides $700,000 in support over five years for physician scientists (M.D., D.O., D.V.M., D.D.S.), 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. BWF is also interested in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Proposals in health services research or involving large-scale clinical trials are not eligible. BWF anticipates making up to 10 awards including up to two awards to clinically trained psychiatrists who focus their research at the interface between psychiatry and neuroscience.

Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.