Doris Duke Charitable Foundation—2020 Clinical Scientist Development Award

*GW Priority Foundation

November 19, 2019

DDCF's Medical Research Program created the Clinical Scientist Development Award to provide mentored research funding to early-career physician-scientist faculty to enable their transition to independent and successful research careers. The priority of the CSDA program is to fund outstanding individuals with potential for clinical research careers, whose projects will address highly significant research questions and lead to career advancement.  

Dollar Amount: $495,000 over 3 years 

Deadline: November 19, 3:00pm (Pre-proposal) 

Eligibility: Applicants must: 

  • Have received an MD, DO, or foreign equivalent degree from an accredited institution. 
  • Have a valid, active US medical license at the time of application, but do not have to be US citizens 
  • Have a full-time, post-training faculty appointment as Assistant Professor at a US academic institution that grants doctoral degrees. Adjunct, affiliated, temporary, part-time or acting faculty positions are not eligible for this competition. Applicants that become Associate Professor on or before the award start date of July 1, 2020 will not be eligible for the award. 
  • Have been appointed to their first post-training full-time assistant professor faculty position between December 1, 2015 and December 1, 2018 (i.e., have been at the appointment no more than 4 years but at least 1 year). 
  • Not have served as the principal investigator of a single or multi-principal investigator, multiyear research grant with annual direct funding in the amount of $225,000 or higher with a start date prior to and inclusive of July 1, 2020, except for National Institutes of Health (NIH) career development awards. 
  • Not have applied for a single or multiple-principal investigator NIH R01 research grant or equivalent as principal investigator that has a start date prior to and inclusive of July 1, 2020. This includes but is not limited to: research projects that are part of a P01 program project, P50 center grant or a U01 cooperative agreement, DP1, DP2, R37, and VA Merit grants. 
  • Not be in a graduate degree program at the time of the award. All education and training toward advanced degrees must be completed by the award start date, July 1, 2020. 
  • Be guaranteed a minimum overall research time protection of 75% of full-time professional effort by the institution where the applicant has an appointment, in the event an award is made. 
  • 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 this program.

Full RFP: 

*This is a GW Priority Foundation, please contact Susan Boerstling, at [email protected], prior to contacting this Foundation.


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