Doris Duke Charitable Foundation - Clinical Scientist Development Award

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) is accepting pre-proposals to support early-career physician scientists and to facilitate their transition to independent clinical research careers. This award intends to support physician scientists at the Assistant Professor rank to 1.) conduct an outstanding clinical research project, 2) enable research time protection to ease the transition between research and clinical responsibilities, and 3) facilitate development of strong mentorship relations. Award amount up to $495,000 over three (3) years. The pre-proposal deadline is November 28, 2018 by 3:00pm ET.

The UNC-CH Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified the following private funding opportunity:

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation: Clinical Scientist Development Award
http://www.ddcf.org

Award Amount: up to $150,000 per year for three (3) years and $15,000 indirect costs each year (total: $495,000)
Pre-Proposal Deadline: November 28, 2018 by 3:00pm ET. Invited full proposals due March 22, 2019
Anticipated Award Notification: May 2019
Anticipated Award Start Date: July 1, 2019
RFP Synopsis:

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) is accepting pre-proposals to support early-career physician scientists and to facilitate their transition to independent clinical research careers. This award intends to support physician scientists at the Assistant Professor rank to 1.) conduct an outstanding clinical research project, 2) enable research time protection to ease the transition between research and clinical responsibilities, and 3) facilitate development of strong mentorship relations. DDCF expects to fund approximately 17 applications in 2019. The priority of the CSDA program is to fund outstanding individuals with promise for outstanding clinical research careers, whose projects will address highly significant research questions and lead to career advancement. DDCF does not have funding priorities based on disease area or research type. The CSDA is a highly competitive award with a success rate of 9% for the 2018 competition. Competitive applicants are expected to have research experience and productivity consistent with the rank of Assistant Professor. To be eligible for this award, applicants must have received an MD, DO or foreign equivalent degree and have a valid, active US medical license at the time application, but do not have to be US citizens. Eligible applicants must have been appointed to their first full-time assistant professor faculty position between December 1, 2014 and December 1, 2017 (i.e., have been at the appointment no more than 4 years but at least 1 year). Exceptions to the four-year requirement will be considered on a case-by-case basis for individuals who do not meet this criterion because of extraordinary situations. Also, applicants must not have served as principal investigator (PI) of a single or multi-PI, multi-year research grant with an annual direct funding of $225,000 or higher with a start date prior to and inclusive of July 1, 2019, except for NIH career development awards. Applicants must not have served as the PI on a single or multi-PI NIH R01 research grant equivalent that has a start date prior to and inclusive of July 1, 2019. A minimum overall research time protection of 75% of full-time professional effort must be guaranteed by the institution where the applicant has an appointment, in the event an award is made. Up to $15,000 per year in indirect costs is allowed for this award.

To read the full application guidelines, including detailed eligibility requirements, please visit: http://www.ddcf.org/what-we-fund/medical-research/goals-and-strategies/encourage-and-develop-clinical-research-careers/clinical-scientist-development-award/.

If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Brooke Church, Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for Health Affairs, at Brooke_Church@unc.edu or (919) 962-0024. The UNC Chapel Hill Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to assist UNC personnel pursuing privately funded opportunities.

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