Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Career Awards for Medical Scientists

The Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) is a highly competitive program that provides awards for physician-scientists who are committed to an academic career, to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service.

Candidates must hold an MD, DDS, DVM, or DO degree and must be no more than 13 years past their clinical doctoral degree. Candidates with tenure-track appointments are not eligible.

Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research. BWF is also interested in AI 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 two awards to clinically trained psychiatrists whose research focuses on the interface between psychiatry and neuroscience. In addition to seeking women and underrepresented minorities, BWF is interested in increasing geographic diversity and encourages applications from candidates in the Central, Mountain and Southern States.