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Call for Applications: Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists Program

The Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists (DDFRCS) Program assists with the needs of junior or mid-career faculty facing extraprofessional demands. The DDFRCS also provides broad-based education to raise awareness, and implement new interventions, resources and mentoring to support junior faculty facing extraprofessional challenges. For more information, please visit the DDFRCS site.

Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists Program at
Washington University School of Medicine
Call for Applications
Letters of Intent and Applications Due: April 1st

The Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists (DDFRCS) Program assists with the needs of junior or mid-career faculty facing extraprofessional demands. The DDFRCS also provides broad-based education to raise awareness, and implement new interventions, resources and mentoring to support junior faculty facing extraprofessional challenges.

PROGRAM BENEFITS:

  • One-year grants of $30,000 – $50,000 (with the possibility of a second year) to fund a wide variety of assistance including salary for technical or administrative support*. Up to 25% salary support to be used to reduce clinical obligations
  • Two mentors appointed by the program for career development advice and sponsorship
  • Annual meetings with current scholars, alumni and senior faculty to foster relationships and ongoing networking opportunities
  • Bi-annual programs focused on career development training

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY:

  • WU Physician Scientists (MD, DO, or MD/PhD degree) at the Instructor or Assistant Professor level (within 10 years of Assistant Professor appointment)
  • PI on a NIH, other federal agency or foundation-sponsored grant for a research project or career development
  • Able to provide a compelling rationale for why funds are needed to maintain scientific productivity in the face of extraprofessional personal demands

Application and additional information may be found at: crtc.wustl.edu/dorisduke 

For questions, please email dorisduke@dom.wustl.edu

* Funding from this program may not be used for animal research.
** This program is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation **

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