Burroughs-Wellcome Career Awards in the Biomedical Sciences

Career Awards at the Scientific Interface

Burroughs-Wellcome Fund (BWF) Career Awards at the Scientific Interface exists to “foster the early career development of researchers who have transitioned or are transitioning from undergraduate and/or graduate work in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences or engineering into postdoctoral work in the biological sciences, and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research.”

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must hold a Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics or engineering.
  • Have completed at least 12 months (no more than 48 months) of postdoctoral research.
  • Cannot hold nor have accepted, either in writing or verbally, a faculty appointment as a tenure-track assistant professor.
  • Must be committed to a full-time career in research.
  • Must have at least one first-author publication.
  • Candidate’s primary postdoctoral mentor must hold an appointment at an accredited, degree-granting institution in the U.S. or Canada.
  • Must not hold nor have accepted a K99 award from U.S. National Institutes of Health.
  • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of U.S. or Canada or Temporary U.S. resident.
  • To be considered eligible to apply applicants must first submit a Preproposal Application from which candidates will be chosen to submit a Full Application.

Website:

http://www.bwfund.org/programs-offered


Career Awards for Medical Scientists

The Burroughs-Wellcome Fund (BWF) Career Awards for Medical Scientists are for non- tenure “physician-scientists to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service.”

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be nominated by their dean or department chair.
  • Must be approved by an official responsible for sponsored programs.
  • Must hold an M.D., D.D.S., or D.V.M. degree.
  • Must be a fellow, resident, or a postdoctoral researcher with at least two years of postdoctoral research experience.
  • Must be no more than 10 years past their most recent doctorate degree.
  • Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada.
  • Must be nominated by accredited, degree-granting institutions in the U.S. or Canada.
  • Must be committed to a full-time career in research.
  • Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research NOT in health services research or involving large-scale clinical trials.
  • If a candidate holds a “junior faculty appointment (Lecturer, Instructor, assistant Professor- non-tenure track)”, they “may be eligible if they have been in a faculty position for two years or less at the time of application deadline.”
  • A candidate is not eligible if they have “faculty appointments with institutional start-up funds or hold an R01 grant from the NIH.”

Website:

http://www.bwfund.org/programs-offered