The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is pleased to partner with Doris Duke Charitable Foundation as well as the Rita Allen Foundation, and Walder Foundation, with the shared belief that this is a key moment to bolster medical schools’ wider efforts to support a research workforce with family caregiving responsibilities in light of the impacts of COVID-19. Building on the promising outcomes of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists program, we are collectively offering up to $10 million for the COVID-19 Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists grant opportunity for U.S. medical schools that are evolving to strengthen policies, practices, and processes to support the research productivity and retention of early-career faculty with family caregiving responsibilities.
The majority of the grants from the COVID-19 Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists are earmarked to support institutional programs providing research funds to early-career physician-scientists working on clinical research projects and facing extra-professional demands of caregiving increased by COVID-19.
In 2021, we and the before-mentioned foundations will award grants of $500,000 total cost plus 10% indirect costs over 2 years to support U.S. medical schools in providing individual research supplements to eligible faculty with family caregiving responsibilities exacerbated by COVID-19.
For additional details, visit the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation website.
Letters of Intent Due: June 22, 2021
Full Proposals Due: July 20, 2021
Award Start Date: October 15, 2021