Clinical Scientist Development Award 2018

Closing Date

Sponsor: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation 

Program: Clinical Scientist Development Award 2018…

Award amount: $495,000

Number of applications UW can put forward: N/A

Pre-proposal due to sponsor: 12/1/17

Sponsor deadline (invitation only): 3/16/18

Program Description

The Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award provides grants to junior physician scientists to facilitate their transition to independent clinical research careers.

Applicants must:

· Have received an M.D., D.O., or foreign equivalent degree from an accredited institution.

· Have a valid, active U.S. medical license at the time of application, but do not have to be U.S. citizens.

· Work at a U.S. academic institution that grants doctoral degrees and is able to receive an award as an organization with 501(c)(3) Internal Revenue Service status. Please see the information on page three and consult with your institutional grants office.

· Have a full-time, salaried faculty appointment as Assistant Professor at a U.S. academic institution that grants doctoral degrees. Adjunct, affiliated, temporary, part-time or acting faculty positions are not eligible for this competition. Applicants from Harvard Medical School should check our FAQs to determine eligibility of their faculty appointment.

· Have been appointed to their first full-time assistant professor faculty position between November 1, 2012 and November 1, 2016 (i.e., have been at the appointment no more than 5 years but at least 1 year). Exceptions to the five-year requirement will be considered on a case-by-case basis for individuals who do not meet this criterion because of extraordinary situations. Check our FAQs for examples of situations for which DDCF may make an exception. DDCF approval of exemptions must be obtained prior to submitting a pre-proposal. Exemption requests must be made by October 27, 2017. Exemptions are not granted for applicants with less than one year at their academic position.

· Not be the principal investigator of a multi-year 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, 2017, except for NIH career development awards.

· Not be the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on a National Institutes of Health R01 research grant or equivalent that has a start date prior to and inclusive of July 1, 2018. 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 application. All education and training toward advanced degrees must be completed. 

· Be guaranteed a minimum overall research time protection of 75 percent of full-time professional effort by the institution where the applicant has an appointment, in the event an award is made. There is no explicit minimum percent effort that must be dedicated to the CSDA project.