Career Awards for US and Canadian Medical Scientists, 2014

Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) is funding Career Awards for Medical Scientists in USA and Canada. Five-year $700,000 awards are awarded 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. Applicant must hold an M.D., D.D.S. or D.V.M. degree. Citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada can apply for this medical award. Application must be submitted via online by October 1, 2013.. 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. Awards are made to degree-granting institutions in the U.S. or Canada on behalf of the awardees.. Awards are awarded to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service.
The research areas of this scholarship are:  Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented or translational research.
Who can apply to this scholarship?
· The ideal candidate will be two years away from becoming an independent investigator, have at least two years or more of postdoctoral research experience, and have a significant publication record.
· Candidates must hold an M.D., D.D.S., or D.V.M. degree.
· 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.
· BWF encourages nominations from candidates who work in reproductive science.
· Candidates must be a fellow, resident, or a postdoctoral researcher and have at least two years of postdoctoral research experience at the time of application.
· Candidates must not be more than 10 years past their most recent earned doctorate degree. No exceptions will be made.
· Candidates with a clinical degree not awarded in the U.S. or Canada must be fully licensed to practice in the U.S. or Canada or have completed a residency in the U.S. or Canada.
· Candidates who hold a junior faculty appointment (Lecturer, Instructor, Assistant Professor
· non tenure track, etc.) may be eligible if they have been in a faculty position for two years or less at the time of application.
· To meet this requirement, the appointment must have begun no earlier than July 1, 2011.
· Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada at the time of application.
· Persons who have applied for permanent resident status but have not received their government documentation by the time of application are not eligible.
· Candidates must be nominated by accredited, degree
· granting institutions in the U.S. or Canada.
· Candidates must be committed to a full
· time career in research as an independent investigator at a North American degree
· granting institution.
· Candidates with tenure
· track appointments as an Instructor or Assistant Professor at the time of application are not eligible.
· Candidates that have faculty appointments with institutional start
· up funds or hold an R01 grant from the NIH are not eligible.
Benefits of the scholarship:  Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) provide $700,000 over a minimum of five years to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: The duration of award is of five years.
Number of scholarships:  Not Known

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