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Burroughs Wellcome Fund Accepting Applications for its Career Awards for Medical Scientists Program


The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is accepting applications for its Career Awards for Medical Scientists program, which provides awardees $700,000 over five years "to bridge advances postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service," it says.

For these awards, open to nominated applicants who are citizens of the US or Canada and who have an MD, DDS, or DVM, the funding organization says "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." BWF seeks proposals from candidates no more than 10 years past having graduated with their most recent doctorate, specifically pertaining to basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research, it says. Junior faculty who have held their position for less than two years are also eligible to apply, so long as they have begun their post no earlier than July 1, 2010.

"Award recipients are required to devote at least 75 percent of their time to research-related activities," BWF adds. The deadline to apply is October 1. Additional information about its Career Awards for Medical Scientists program is available, here.

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