Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists at the Yale School of Medicine (FRCS)

Made possible through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

The goal of this unique and exciting program is to retain early-career physician-scientists in research. The FRCS Program provides research funds to a select number of junior physician-scientists who are strongly committed to careers in clinical research, are engaged in funded research, and have a compelling need for the award in order to maintain research productivity in the face of extraordinary caregiving needs. The awards are given to researchers engaged in high quality research who may need additional support to manage caregiving needs as they make their way to the next step of their careers.  Yale is one of the few centers in the country that were selected for this timely and important award.

Key Dates

  • Statement of Intent due date: June 30, 2018
  • Application due date: July 16, 2018 
  • Earliest anticipated start date: August 1, 2018

Eligibility

Applicants must be full-time Yale faculty at the level of Assistant Professor, Instructor or Associate Research Scientist, have an MD or DO degree, a current medical license, and have some clinical responsibilities. Applicants must be PI on their own sponsored research project or career development award. Applicants must have a compelling need for the award in order to maintain research productivity in the face of caregiving needs for children, elders or other family members with an illness or other extraordinary situation. Please see the 2018 RFA for additional eligibility information and for examples of substantial caregiving needs.

Award Information

Applicants may request up to $50,000 for a one-year award. Funds may be used to support a funded clinical research project, but may not support new projects, new research aims, or in any way duplicate pre-existing funding. See the 2018 RFA for additional details.

Statement of Intent

Applicants must submit a Statement of Intent through an online questionnaire, by 5pm on June 30, 2018. The Statement of Intent is non-binding. The information provided will be used only to confirm eligibility and help YCCI plan the review process.

Application

Applications are due on July 16, 2018 at 5pm and are to be submitted via an online questionnaire. Please pay careful attention to all application instructions and required submission templates.

Links

Please see the box on the left for links to all documents and online questionnaires.