Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Issues RFP for Clinical Scientist Development Award

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has issued a request for applications for its 2020 Clinical Scientist Development Award.

Through the program, approximately seventeen grants of up to $495,000 each over three years ($150,000 direct cost and $15,000 indirect costs per year) will be awarded to early-career physician scientists (MD, MD/PhD, DO, or foreign equivalent degree) in support of clinical research that advances their transition to independent research funding. The award seeks to provide support to physician-scientists at the assistant professor rank to: 1) conduct an outstanding clinical research project; 2) enable research time protection to ease the tension between research and clinical responsibilities; and 3) facilitate development of strong mentoring relationships.

DDCF strongly encourages applications from women and members of groups that are underrepresented in medicine, including blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians.

To be eligible, applicants must have received an MD, DO, or foreign equivalent degree from an accredited institution; have a valid, active U.S. medical license at the time of application (but need not be a U.S. citizen); work at a U.S. academic institution that grants doctoral degrees; and be able to receive an award through an organization with tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Applicants also must have a full-time post-training faculty appointment as an assistant professor at a U.S. academic institution that grants doctoral degrees.

Pre-proposals are due November 19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by March 13, 2020.

See the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Deadline: November 19, 2019