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The School of Medicine is now accepting submissions for the “Forward Together” Initiative to Support Clinician Scientists on K awards. Submissions from Clinical Departments are due on September 21, 2020.

In an effort to bolster the engagement of junior clinician scientists in research, the School of Medicine (SOM) has dedicated funds to support research activities of clinician scientists with K awards in their departments. This initiative applies to MD and MD/PhD clinician scientists. However, PhDs with significant clinical and patient-facing obligations who have external K grants and are engaged in scientific research, may also be eligible.

As part of the strategic plan, the dean’s office will allocate $15,000/year for up to 3 years to the department of each active K awardee that holds an externally funded NIH K01, K08, K22, K23, K24, K26 or K99 grants to help offset clinical departmental obligations for these clinician scientists.

To apply for funding, clinical departments should submit the names and degrees of current K awardees in their departments for K awards active as of July 1, 2020. The full RFA and more information how to apply (including a formatted excel sheet for the K awardee information) can be found on our website.

Please contact Jennifer Brennan in the Office of Research with any questions: