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Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University
Career Awards for Medical Scientists

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

PI 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., D.V.M., or equivalent clinical degree.

Institutional Eligibility: 5
Texas A&M University can nominate up to five candidates.  U.S. institutions--including affiliated medical schools, graduate schools, and all related hospitals and research institutes--may nominate up to five candidates.

This solicitation is limited to Texas A&M University and the proposals will need to be submitted by the Texas A&M University Research Services (TAMU-RS)

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.

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.

August 19, 2011, 5:00 p.m.:
Deadline for an email of intent, title of internal proposal and a 1-3 sentence description of the project.

Send email of intent to

August 22, 2011, 5:00 p.m.: Deadline to submit an internal proposal.

All proposals submitted for the Limited Submissions Awards must be submitted electronically using the on-line application system, which is available at:

Be prepared to upload your internal proposal, the sections will include a 1-3 page Research Plan Summary, Bio-sketch, and a budget.

This site is password protected. Texas A&M University tenure or tenure track faculty may use their neo password to access the system. To change your password go to:, click on "Forget your password?" and enter the email account you used to setup your account.  If you need to setup a new account go to:, click on "Need an eProposal Account," fill in the pertinent information and an account will be created for you.

If you have any questions, please contact or 979.845.1811.

August 26, 2011: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

October 3, 2011: Deadline for the Full proposal, by 4:00 pm Eastern time.

Internal Selection Procedures
Texas A&M University has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.