2022 Clinical Scientist Development Award: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Announcement


The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
2022 Clinical Scientist Development Award competition is now open

Pre-proposal applications are being sought from Assistant Professor physician scientists conducting clinical research in any disease area. Click here to find out more about the eligibility criteria and how to prepare an application.

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation recognizes that a diverse workforce that represents the demographics of the population of the United States is better poised to address health issues affecting all communities. DDCF strongly encourages individuals from groups underrepresented in biomedical research to apply because DDCF is committed to the retention and advancement of early-career physician scientists who are conducting seminal clinical research and who belong to populations whose exclusion from research based on their race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background has resulted in underrepresentation in the workforce.

Application Deadlines
Eligibility exemption requests due: October 15, 2021, 5pm ET
Pre-proposal applications due: November 12, 2021, 3 pm ET
Invitation to submit full proposal: By 5 pm ET on January 14, 2022
Full proposals due: March 11, 2022, 3 pm ET
Award start date: July 1, 2022

The Clinical Scientist Development Award does not require institutional nomination. This competition employs a two-stage process. Pre-proposal applications will be reviewed and approximately 50 applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

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.

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