Physician-Scientist Institutional Award

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About The Award

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is offering a second round of the Physician-Scientist Institutional Awards (PSIA) program which was instituted in 2017 to increase the number of single degree M.D.’s who enter research. One-Step full application submission will be used with proposals due February 15, 2019.

The PSIA advisory committee will review novel and innovative proposals that demonstrate how institutions will use a $2.5 million grant from BWF that outlines opportunities and support for the M.D. (only) to pursue training that will enable her/him to launch and continue a successful career as an independent investigator. Ten to 12 finalists will be selected and will be required to come to BWF headquarters in Research Triangle Park, NC for an interview May 16/17, 2019.

Up to five awards ($2,500,000 each) will be made in this program cycle.

Applicants with a doctoral degree in the physical, mathematical, or engineering sciences working on a biological problem are encouraged to apply.  Conversely, proposals from biological scientists who desire to collaborate with a physical scientist, mathematician, or engineer are also encouraged to apply.

Award Timeline

Feb 15, 2019

Application Deadline

May 16 - 17, 2019

Finalist Interviews

Program Contacts

Rolly Simpson

Senior Program Officer