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Student Scholar Application Form

Texas A&M School of Medicine medical students, not enrolled in a PhD graduate program, and who are highly motivated to pursue academic careers as physician-scientists, are invited to apply for a Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) Scholar Award in the Academy of Physician Scientists. BWF Scholars spend one year (July 1 – June 30, after completion of core clerkships) intensely mentored in medical research, complemented by a robust research curriculum and scholarly activities in the Academy’s Community of Physician Scientists. Completing the requirements for a Master's Degree is optional. BWF Scholars receive a one-year graduate assistant stipend from the School of Medicine and a BWF Scholar Award ($32,000) for support of their research training and scholarly activities. Research projects should integrate life sciences and engineering. Upon completion of the research year, the student completes their medical school curriculum.

Applicants must have completed at least one year of medical school.

For inquiries, questions, and assistance in establishing a research mentor and lab, contact the Academy of Physician Scientists at 713-677-8100.

Applications can be submitted throughout the year and will be reviewed by the Academy of Physician Scientists Trainee Selection Committee. Finalists and their proposed mentors will be invited for an interview prior to the selection of awardees appointed as Burroughs Welcome Fund Scholars.

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Fellow Scholar Application Form

Physicians who are current or incoming Residents or Fellows and hold a post-doctoral appointment in a Houston Methodist Texas A&M-affiliated ACGME-approved training program, do not have a PhD degree, and are highly motivated to pursue academic careers as physician-scientists, are invited to apply for a Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) Fellow Award in the Academy of Physician Scientists. BWF Fellows spend two years intensely mentored in medical research, complemented by a robust research curriculum and scholarly activities in the Academy’s Community of Physician Scientists. Completing the requirements for a Texas A&M Master Degree in Medical Sciences is optional. BWF Fellows are awarded ($32,000/year for 2 years) to support their research training and scholarly activities. Research projects should integrate life sciences and engineering.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and are required to commit at least 75% time/effort as a BWF Fellow for two years.

For inquiries, questions, and assistance, contact the Academy of Physician Scientists at 713-677-8100.

Applications can be submitted throughout the year and will be reviewed by the Academy of Physician Scientists Trainee Selection Committee. Finalists and their proposed mentors will be invited for an interview prior to the selection of awardees appointed as Burroughs Wellcome Fund Scholars.

Apply Now