University of Southern California

Research

BWF – CAREER AWARDS FOR MEDICAL SCIENTISTS (CAMS)

Slots:                                                    Five       
Nomination per School:               Five (Provide rank order) Proposals may not be submitted directly by the PI; nominations are submitted by the School’s Research Dean’s Office.    

LOI:                                                        N/A
Internal Deadline:                           May 1, 2014
External Deadline:                          October 1, 2014
Award Information:                        Anticipated Amount: Awards provide $700,000 over a minimum of five years.

Materials to Office of Research:Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt.). CV – (4 pages maximum)

Link to Award: http://www.bwfund.org/grant-programs/biomedical-sciences/career-awards-medical-scientists

Purpose:

The Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) program supports $700,000 awards over five years for physician-scientists 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 ineligible. Awards are made to degree-granting institutions in the U.S. or Canada on behalf of the awardee. 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 ineligible.

In response to the NIH’s K99/R00 Pathway to Independence program, which was modeled after the CABS award, BWF has shifted the focus of the CABS program to address an on-going problem.  By increasing the number of physician scientists and keeping them in research, BWF believes that this bridging award, supporting the last year(s) of a mentored position in addition to supporting the beginning years of an independent position, will facilitate the transition to a career in research and buy time from service commitments.

Indirect costs may not be charged against BWF grants.

Candidates

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 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.  To meet this requirement, the appointment must have begun no earlier than July 1, 2011. Candidates must hold an M.D., D.D.S., or D.V.M. degree. Candidates with tenure-track appointments as an Instructor or Assistant Professor at the time of application are not eligible.