Physician scientists lend vital expertise to biomedical research through their training as both clinicians and researchers. The purpose of the Physician Scientist Fellowship (PSF) program is to: 1) support physician scientists in subspecialty training to lead and conduct an outstanding clinical research project; 2) ensure research time protection to enable development of research skills; and 3) facilitate strong mentorship relations. The PSF award aims to support research during final years of subspecialty fellowship and aid in the transition into a research faculty appointment. are being sought from clinical investigators currently engaged in subspecialty fellowship training.
The 2019 Physician Scientist Fellowship consists of $100,000 direct costs plus $10,000 (10 percent) indirect costs each year for one to two years, depending on the need of the applicant. The award project period will begin on September 1, 2019. DDCF expects to fund between four and eight proposals in 2019. The priority of the PSF award is to fund candidates with passion for conducting clinical research. DDCF does not have funding priorities based on disease area or research type.
We strongly encourage applications from women and those from groups that are underrepresented in medicine, including Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians.
To be eligible for this award, applicants must: • Be a subspecialty fellow • Have completed the majority of the clinical training portion of fellowship by the award start date, September 1, 2019 and must spend 20 percent or less effort on clinical work 2 during the term of the grant. Successful candidates will most likely have also completed some research and can use this award to extend their research for one to two years. Assistant professors are not eligible to apply for the funding opportunity. Please refer to our Clinical Scientist Development Award for more details on our award for assistant professors. • Dedicate at least 50 percent effort to the PSF project • Not be in a graduate degree program at the time of the award. All education and training towards advanced degrees must be completed by the award start date, September 1, 2019, including residency. • Be guaranteed a minimum overall research time protection of 80 percent of full-time professional effort by the applicant’s institution if an award is made. This protection ensures that the applicant develops skills and knowledge necessary for a career in biomedical research. • 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. • Work full-time at a US 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 3 and consult with your institutional grants office.
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Proposals due – June 7, 2019, 3 p.m., ET
Award Start Date – September 1, 2019
In keeping with the wishes expressed in Doris Duke’s will, experiments that use non-human animals or primary tissues derived from non-human animals will not be supported by this program.
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