Previous Programs

Clinical Scientist Awards in Translational Research

This program has been discontinued and will not be accepting applications.

The five-year awards provided $750,000 ($150,000 per year) to foster the development and productivity of established independent physician-scientists whose work bridges the gap between basic research and patient care. The awards were intended to give recipients the freedom and flexibility to explore fundamental scientific questions, to apply the resulting knowledge at the bedside, and to bring insights from the clinical setting back to the laboratory for further exploration.

The BWF Board has decided to discontinue the Clinical Scientist Awards in Translational Research (targeted at mid-career, established investigators) and, instead, to focus its involvement in translational research on providing early-career support for physician scientists.

BWF’s Career Awards in the Medical Sciences (CAMS) provides postdoc-to-faculty bridging funding to MD-trained investigators.  Nearly half of BWF’s CAMS awardees describe their work as ‘translational’, and thus, through this program, BWF will continue to have a vital stake in the future of translational research.