October 27, 2011

Medical Center limited submission opportunity: 2012 Clinical Scientist Development Award, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Vanderbilt University may nominate two candidates for the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award for 2012.

This is a three-year, $486,000 program for mentored research to junior faculty physician scientists with an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. working in any disease area as they begin their careers as independent clinical researchers. For this grant, clinical research is defined as research conducted with human subjects, materials of human origin (if the results can be related to the individuals from which these materials were obtained) or human populations with direct application to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment or cure of any human disease.


• Candidate must be a physician-scientist (M.D. or M.D./Ph.D.)

• Candidate must have a full-time faculty level position not higher than the assistant professor level

• Candidate must have been appointed to their first full-time faculty level position between Jan. 1, 2007 and Jan. 1, 2012

• Candidate must not be principal investigator or co-PI on a R01 grant, U01 grant, P01 program project or P50 center grant

• Candidate may hold an NIH K-series award or other career development award that has no scientific overlap with this application

• Candidate must have institutional agreement for 75 percent of full-time professional effort to conduct research

• Candidate does not have to be a U.S. citizen and may have obtained the M.D. or equivalent degree at a foreign accredited school


In order to be selected as a nominee, please send the following preliminary proposal, in PDF format, to John BuAbbud by noon on Tuesday, Nov. 1:

• A letter of nomination from candidate’s department chair or center director

• A description of the proposed research; include specific aims, research methods and research significance, content other than references not to exceed five pages

• The candidate’s CV or NIH biosketch

• A list of all current and pending awards and proposals

Nomination reference sheet

Once received, all proposals will be forwarded to an internal review committee that will choose the final nominees. The chosen nominees will submit full proposals to the Foundation by the Dec. 21 deadline.

If you have any questions, please contact Julie Koh, Ph.D., director of Foundation Relations.

This notice will also be posted on FIND Grants (Foundation INitiatives Database) under the Limited Submissions Opportunities tab.