Career Awards at the Scientific Interface

Pre-Proposal Deadline:

Sep 01, 2021





Now Accepting Applications

Eligibility & Application Process:

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

Request for Proposals

Progress Reporting

Due Date:  October 1

Progress and financial reports are required of all Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) grants.  Advisory Committee and staff depend heavily upon progress and financial reports to evaluate progress.  Late reports inconvenience advisory committee reviewers and impede the Fund's evaluation of its programs.  Failure to submit progress or financial reports in a timely fashion will result in termination of funding.

BWF has provided Progress Report Guidelines to assist in the preparation and submission of Progress Reports in an acceptable manner.  Awardees must provide BWF with an annual progress report detailing scientific progress.  Institutions must provide an annual financial report.  Both reports must be submitted by the due date on forms that will be provided and according to the instructions below.  All PDF on-line forms and instructions referenced on this page can be accessed on this website.

No-Cost Extensions

The named investigator may request a no-cost extension at least 30 days in advance of the grant period end date.  A request for an extension must be made in writing and must include a detailed explanation of the purposes for which the extension is requested.  The request for a no-cost extension must be copied to both the named investigator and the appropriate representative of the named investigator’s institution.  In general, extensions do not exceed 24 months.  The Fund reserves the right to deny such a request in whole or in part.  If the request is approved, it will be incumbent upon the named investigator and his/her institution to provide annual progress and expenditure reports each year of the no-cost extension period, as well as final progress and expenditure reports at the end of the no-cost extension period. BWF will request a return of all no-cost extension funds if progress report requirements and deadlines are not met.

Progress Reporting Links:

Progress Reporting for Awardees on or before 2011Progress Reporting for Awardees on or before 2011

Progress Reporting for Awardees on or after 2012Progress Reporting for Awardees on or after 2012

Award Timeline

Sep 01, 2021

Pre-Proposal Deadline

Nov 19, 2021

Invites for full proposal

Jan 07, 2022

Application Deadline

May 03, 2022


May 04, 2022


Jun 01, 2022

Notice of Award

Jul 01, 2022

Award Start Date

Jul 30, 2027

Award End Date

Program Contacts

Kelly Rose, PhD

Program Officer


Melanie Scott

Melanie Scott

Senior Program Associate