Faculty members—especially those in medicine, nursing, dentistry and biology—are invited to apply for the Burroughs Wellcome Fund award, a limited-submission funding opportunity for assistant professors from Case Western Reserve University.
The fund will provide five-year $700,000 awards 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.
The awards are intended to give recipients the freedom and flexibility to pursue high-risk projects and new avenues of inquiry. Work supported will be efforts that have the potential to significantly advance the understanding of how microbes and the human system interact, especially in the context of infection.