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Burroughs Wellcome Fund CareerAwards for Medical Scientists (CAMS)

Internal Due Date:

Foundation Due Date: Past Due - Please see website for details

Number of Applications: No Longer Limited in Number of Applications


Please see website for details.  This is no longer limited in the number of internal applicants.

The 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. The previously funded individuals (or researchers) are listed in the Grant Recipients section of this program.

Application Process

The competition will employ a two-stage process.  Preproposals will be reviewed and approximately 80-90 full proposal invitations will be sent by October 1, 2015.

The application website will be live on June 1, 2015.  All applicants will be required to complete a web-based questionnaire assessing their eligibility to apply for this award.  If eligibility criteria are met, applicants will be automatically directed to the web-based pre-proposal form.

It is strongly recommended that potential applicants review the Request for Proposals prior to accessing the eligibility questionnaire.