Physician-Scientist Institutional Program


The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is seeking planning grant proposals from medical schools in the United States and Canada to create programs with the intent of increasing opportunities for the physician interested in a research career. 

This is a five-month planning grant (up to $30,000) to focus on developing a full proposal for submission to the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to create programs to increase the number M.D.’s who enter careers in research.

Planning grant proposals are due by September 28, 2017.

Initially the Fund will provide the planning grant to 20-25 institutions to develop full proposals for the award.  Up to 10 institutions will receive awards of $2.5 million ($500,000/year over five years) to institute their proposed activities.

To Apply

Please review the program's Request for Proposals.

Institutions may submit multiple proposals. However, each proposal must have a unique PI.


Please email John Burris or Rolly Simpson.