Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

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University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

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Limited Submission Announcement

The Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award provides grants to junior physician-scientists to facilitate their transition to independent clinical research careers. The transition to an independent research career is often more difficult for physician-scientists conducting clinical research than it is for other researchers, as these individuals must balance both the demands of seeing patients with those of conducting research. It is the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's hope that by providing stable support at a critical career juncture for physician-scientists, the Clinical Scientist Development Award will encourage physicians to pursue careers in clinical research.

Nominees must

  • be a physician-scientist conducting clinical research in any disease area;
  • have received an M.D. or a foreign equivalent from an accredited institution;
  • be working in a U.S. degree-granting institution, but do not have to be a U.S. citizen;
  • have a full-time faculty-level position not higher than the assistant professor level; and
  • Have been appointed to their first full-time faculty level position between January 1, 2004 and January 1, 2009. (All full-time post-fellowship Instructor level positions will be considered full-time faculty level appointments).

For the purposes of this award program, clinical research is defined as research conducted with human subjects with direct application to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, or cure of any human disease. Note that experiments that utilize animals or primary tissues derived from animals will not be supported by this program. The Foundation’s definition of clinical research includes studies on the etiology and pathogenesis of human disease, therapeutic interventions, clinical trials, epidemiological studies, disease control research, and/or operations and implementation research.

Because MU is limited to two applications (three, if at least one of the nominees is from a historically disadvantaged background) for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 10, 2008. Letters of intent should be limited to a two-page summary of the proposed research, its originality and methods, along with a two-page biographical sketch of the nominee.


$125,000 per year for 3 years; note that the institution must agree to provide the grantee with a minimum of 75% of full-time professional effort to conduct research.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, October 10, 2008

Sponsor Deadlines:

Online nominations are due November 5, 2008. Proposals will be due by December 17, 2008.

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health science disciplines. Please forward it to faculty members who may be interested.

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