Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards for Medical Scientists

Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: inquire with unit

Memorial Deadline: Tuesday 10th, October 2023

External Deadline: Tuesday 17th, October 2023


Awards foster the development and productivity of physician-scientists who are early in their careers and help them make the critical transition to becoming independent investigators.

Application Deadline: October 17, 2023

Five-year $700,000 awards for physician-scientists 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.


  1. Eligibility begins post-clinical training (residency or fellowship) and stops at receipt of a tenure-track offer letter.
  2. We encourage applications from researchers with historically excluded backgrounds in medicine & research.
  3. We encourage applicants from single-degree MD-applicants & dual-degree applicants that are non-MD/PhD .
  4. We are in a new grants management system, and applications and will now include a budget section to be completed.

Please read the full Request for Proposals available on this website.

For other grant programs, see www.bwfund.org

Funding Sources

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: August 15, 2023