Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists (FRCS) Program

We are pleased to announce a request for applications for funding from the Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists (FRCS) Program. The goal of the FRCS Program is to retain early-career physician-scientists in research.  The FRCS Program will provide research funds to a select number of junior faculty members who are strongly committed to careers in clinical research and have a compelling need for the award in order to maintain research productivity in the face of caregiving needs (e.g., for children/elders/family members with an illness). Awards will be for a total of 1 year (with the possibility of applying for a second year of support).  Funds ($25,000 to $50,000) can be requested to that would help the candidate complete a currently funded project.  Funds may be used for funding for an assistant such as a statistician, a study coordinator, a grant writer or a laboratory technician or for enabling the applicant to reduce clinical effort and gain protected time for research.  The funds cannot be used to add either additional research aims or new projects or to duplicate existing funding. Applicants must already be a PI on a research project or career development grant funded by a private foundation, NIH, or another federal agency. 

Key Dates:
Due date for letters of intent: April 25, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Due date for full applications: May 23, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Earliest anticipated start date: August 1, 2017 
Letter of Intent
A letter of intent is required and is due by 5:00 PM on April 25, 2017. LOI must be submitted online. Please click here to submit a letter of intent and click here for more information on the RFA. Please include an additional “other support” page in your biosketch that lists all current grants and grant applications that are pending or that you expect to submit as well as a brief summary of your extraordinary caregiving needs and how the funds will be used and an abstract of your project. Note that the purpose of the LOI is simply to confirm your eligibility and for planning for review of the proposals.

Full Application
Full applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on May 23, 2017 Please refer to the application packet for detailed instructions.  Copies of the application packet can be downloaded here and must be submitted online here.