With the goal of helping physician-scientists transition into a research faculty appointment, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Physician Scientist Fellowship program provides grants to physician-scientists at the subspecialty fellowship level who are seeking to conduct additional years of research beyond their subspecialty requirement.
To that end, the program awards stipends of $100,000 a year, plus $10,000 (10 percent) for indirect costs, over two years to outstanding individuals eager to pursue a career in biomedical clinical research and whose projects address a highly significant research question that leads to career advancement. DDCF does not have funding priorities for this fellowship based on disease area or research type. In keeping with the wishes expressed in Doris Duke's will, experiments that use animals or tissues derived from animals, including cell lines, will not be supported by the program.
The foundation strongly encourages applications from women and individuals from 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 an MD, MD/PhD, DO or foreign equivalent and be in a fellowship program leading to certification in an American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)-approved clinical subspecialty as of the award start date of July 1, 2020; be no more than three years from the start of their subspecialty clinical fellowship training at the deadline; and work at a U.S. medical institution that is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Applicants do not have to be a U.S. citizen.
See the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.