Career Awards for Medical Scientists

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For a full explanation of the eligibility requirements, view the Request for Proposals here.

Progress Reporting

Progress and financial reports are required of all BWF grants and are due on the date(s) specified in the award letter or contract. The Advisory Committee and staff depend heavily upon progress and financial reports to evaluate progress. Late reports inconvenience advisory committee reviewers and impede BWF's evaluation of its programs. Failure to submit progress or financial reports in a timely fashion will result in payments being withheld, and if submissions are missed repeatedly, the award will be terminated.

BWF provides the following progress report guidelines to assist in preparing and submitting progress reports in an acceptable manner. The progress report and financial updates are to be submitted through Proposal Central.

The required deliverables are listed on the home page after logging in to Proposal Central. Failure to submit any portion of the report by the due date will interrupt or cancel your funds.

Progress Report

The progress report requires the awardee to submit a written report on the progress of the original or approved update to research project aims, an updated biographical sketch, a letter of support, and any recent publications. Details regarding each section are in Proposal Central. The progress report must be submitted annually on November 1st.

Financial Report

Awardees are required to update award spending in the Proposal Central budget summary. Awardees should update the financial report twice yearly and provide up-to-date spending information from the previous six months. Details regarding financial reporting are in Proposal Central. Financial reports are due biannually on February 1st (spending from August 1st to January 31st) and August 1st (spending from February 1st to July 31st).

Report Format

All progress and financial reporting materials should be submitted through Proposal Central. If you have questions, please contact Lama Haidar (


Award Timeline

Oct 17, 2023

Application Deadline

Mar 20 - 21, 2024

Finalist virtual interviews

Jun 15, 2024

Notice of Award

Sep 01, 2024

Award Start Date

Aug 31, 2029

Award End Date

Program Contacts

Paige Cooper Byas, PhD

Program Officer


Daniel Baroff

Program Associate


Lama Haidar

Program Coordinator