Bringing In The Research Dollars! (BiRD)

BWF Career Awards for Medical Scientists

Deadline: October 03, 2017

Amount: $700,000 over 5 years


The Burroughs Wellcome Foundation's Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) is a highly competitive program that provides $700,000 awards over five years for physician-scientists, who are committed to an academic career, 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 not eligible
  • Candidates must hold an M.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., or D.O. degree and must not be more than 12 years past their clinical doctorate degree
  • The award is traditionally split into 2 years of postdoctoral/fellowship training and 3 years of faculty support

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