MD Fellows: Burroughs-Wellcome Fund Career Awards; internal deadline Aug. 15

The Burroughs-Wellcome Fund Career Awards for Medical Scientists provides up to $700,000 in support over five years to help physician-scientists bridge their advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training with 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. New for 2014: BWF will make up to two additional awards to clinically trained psychiatrists who focus on research at the interface between neuroscience and psychiatry.

Eligibility:
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 degree and must have received their most recent doctorate degree within the last 10 years. Candidates must be a citizen or permanent resident of 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. See sponsor announcement for complete eligibility details

Limited Submission: OHSU may nominate up to five candidates. If you are interested in applying, please submit a brief research summary, CV, and letter of support via the limited submission form by August 15, 2014. The external deadline for the final application to the Burroughs-Wellcome Fund is October 1, 2014.

Questions? Feel free to contact funding@ohsu.edu.

Take a look at this week’s other Funding Opportunities.