Applications Open for Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists at Duke

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The School of Medicine Office for Faculty is now accepting applications for the Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists at Duke. Established by a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and supported by Dean Mary Klotman, the Fund provides supplements of up to $30,000-$50,000 as funds allow to clinician-scientists with significant caregiving responsibilities. Supplements are for 1 year, with the possible option to apply for a second year. This application cycle is for funding from January 1-December 31, 2020. 

Fund supplements are designed to address the critical challenge of working to establish research independence during periods when caregiving needs may be least flexible. Awards can be used in a variety of ways to support the applicant’s scholarly work. Possible uses of funds include:

  • Research personnel
  • Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR) services
  • Biostatistical support
  • Access to core facilities (see complete program information for restrictions on use of animal tissues)
  • Other support as proposed by the applicant

Applicants must be junior faculty (medical instructor or assistant professor) with an MD/DO degree and a primary faculty appointment in a School of Medicine department. They must have existing funding for their research, including salary support. All applicants must demonstrate a compelling need for the supplement that is related to being a caregiver.

Letters of intent due August 7. Applications due August 31. 

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