Burroughs Wellcome: Career Awards for Medical Scientists 2017


Burroughs Wellcome Fund


The Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) is a highly competitive program that provides 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.


Competitive candidates for the CAMS award must have at least two years or more of postdoctoral research experience, be two years away from becoming an independent investigator, be a first author on at least one publication in a high impact top-tier journal, and have a significant.  Candidates must hold an M.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., or D.O. degree.  (review request for proposals)

Funding Availability


Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Over five years

Special Notes

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 proposal form.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

PI to submit a copy of your application/proposal with a complete OR5 form to research.services@uoguelph.ca

External Deadline

PI’s to submit electronically through the BWF website.

For Questions, please contact

Rolly Simpson
Sr. Program Officer

Debra Holmes
Sr. Program Assoc.

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x52832

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