Doris Duke Charitable Foundation: 2022 Clinical Scientist Development Award

The purpose of the Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award (CSDA) is to provide support to physician scientists at the Assistant Professor rank to: 1) conduct an outstanding clinical research project with high significance and potential to improve human health, 2) enable research time protection to ease the tension between research and clinical responsibilities, and 3) facilitate development of strong mentorship relations in a supportive institutional environment. Ultimately,  the CSDA program aims to enable physician scientists’ achievement of independent and successful research careers.

The priority of the CSDA program is to fund outstanding individuals with promise for sustained clinical research careers, whose projects will address highly significant research questions to advance human health and their careers. For this program, DDCF does not have funding priorities based on disease area or research type.

The CSDA is for individuals who have completed all clinical training (residency, fellowship, and any research years post-fellowship but prior to faculty) and are at the Assistant Professor rank. In a change 2 of 25 from previous years, Instructors are no longer eligible for this award. Please see our FAQs for more information. The CSDA is a highly competitive award. Typically, 10% of all reviewed applications are funded. Competitive applicants are expected to have research experience and contributions consistent with the rank of Assistant Professor as well as committed mentorship and institutional support.

Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.