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.

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.

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