Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Award Program accepting pre-proposals

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is now accepting pre-proposals for its Clinical Scientist Development Award.

This award was created to provide mentored research funding to early-career physician-scientist faculty to enable their transition to independent and successful research careers.

The Clinical Scientist Development Award consists of $150,000 annual direct costs plus $15,000 (10 percent) annual indirect costs for three years. The purpose of the award is to provide support to physician scientists at the assistant professor rank to:

  • conduct an outstanding clinical research project;
  • enable research time protection to ease the tension between research and clinical responsibilities; and
  • facilitate development of strong mentorship relations.

This is a highly competitive award; typically, only 10 percent of all reviewed applications are funded. Competitive applicants are expected to have research experience and productivity consistent with the rank of assistant professor.

The foundation’s deadline for pre-proposals is 3 p.m. Nov. 19, 2019.

Investigators who plan to apply for this funding opportunity must contact Jessica Kiely, Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, at or 717-531-8497.

Note that all proposals must be submitted through the Office of Research Affairs and adhere to review/submission timelines.

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