The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is accepting applications for its Clinical Research Mentorship program.
The annual program provides previously funded Doris Duke investigators the opportunity to foster the next generation of clinical researchers by mentoring a medical student for a year. Through the program, past and present principal investigators with a medical research grant from DDCF identify a medical student to mentor for a year and then apply as a team. Alternatively, medical students identify a qualifying DDCF principal investigator and apply together. In either case, the DDCF principal investigator must be the applicant.
Each mentee must be willing to take twelve months out from medical school, typically after the third year of school. Teams receive $70,400 over a year, inclusive of a $30,000 stipend for the student. The student's year away from school will start in the summer of 2018 and end in the summer of 2019. DDCF expects to make awards to ten mentor/mentee teams in 2018.
To be eligible, mentees must be a student in good standing at any U.S.-based medical school working on an MD or DO. Mentors must be DDCF researchers funded through one of the following programs: Clinical Scientist Development awardees (1998-2015), Distinguished Clinical Scientist awardees (since 1999), or Innovations in Clinical Research
See the DDCF website for complete program guidelines, a list of DDCF-funded investigators, and application procedures.