Medical Research

Physician Scientist Fellowship

The 2019 PSF competition is now open and accepting applications. See the Request for Applications document for information on how to apply. The deadline to submit applications is June 7, 2019 at 3 p.m., ET.

Purpose

The Doris Duke Physician Scientist Fellowship program provides grants to physician scientists at the subspecialty fellowship level who are seeking to conduct additional years of research beyond their subspecialty requirement. The goal is to aid in the transition into a research faculty appointment.

Rationale & History

Physician scientists play a unique role in scientific discovery and advancement and must undergo extensive training towards successful careers in biomedical research. The Medical Research Program of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) created the Physician Scientist Fellowship to provide subspecialty fellows with the opportunity to conduct additional years of research to enhance their skills and knowledge as a clinician investigator.

Award Details

The Physician Scientist Fellowship consists of $100,000 for annual direct costs plus $10,000 (10 percent) for annual indirect costs for one or two years, depending on the need of the applicant. The priority of the Physician Scientist Fellowship program is to fund outstanding individuals with excitement for clinical research careers, whose projects will address highly significant research questions and lead to career advancement. DDCF does not have funding priorities for this fellowship based on disease area or research type.

In keeping with the wishes expressed in Doris Duke's will, experiments that use animals or primary tissues derived from animals will not be supported by this program.

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