Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program – Clinical/Health Services Research

Funding Agency:
Medical Foundation, a Division of Health Resources in Action

Established in 1936, the Charles A. King Trust was created to “support and promote the investigation of human disease and the alleviation of human suffering through improved treatment.” In keeping with these principles, the King Trust today supports postdoctoral fellows in Basic Science and Clinical/Health Services Research.

The Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program is designed to support postdoctoral fellows and physician-scientists in non-profit academic, medical or research institutions in Massachusetts. Each applicant must be working under the supervision of an established scientist who is the designated Mentor. Two-year grants ranging from $111,520 to $130,072, inclusive of a $2,000 expense allowance, will be awarded October 1. Applicants must review the Guidelines for additional detail regarding the Program, including Eligibility Requirements, Review Criteria, and Submission Instructions. All relevant materials are accessible via the right panel.

According to the National Academy of Science and Medicine, the cultural diversity of a nation’s workforce, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is a key factor in its ability to innovate and compete in a global economy. To promote and enable diversity in biomedical research, the King Trust is committed to awarding researchers of all backgrounds, including racial/ethnic groups that are underrepresented in science. The National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health have shown that individuals from the following groups are underrepresented in science: Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. Applicants from these groups are encouraged to apply.

The  King  Clinical  Research  Program  supports  clinical  or  health  services  research  scientists  in  the  early to mid-stages  of  their  research  training, with  special  attention  to  the  critical  period  of  mentored  research  after the  completion  of  clinical training.  Clinical  and  Health  Services  research  funded by this  program  support human  studies  including  physiological  research, behavioral  science  and  health  education  research, translational  research  (the  application  of  bench  research  to  patient care), epidemiological  research, health  policy, outcomes research,  and  population  health, regardless of  specialty  or  discipline. Research  may  take  place  in  a broad  range  of  settings including  community  sites.  Research  projects involving  animal,  patient derived  tissue  or  samples seeking  to  understand  basic  science  questions, or  cell culture  models  are  not  eligible  in  the  Clinical/Health  Services  Research  fellowship  category  and should be  directed  to  the  King  Trust Basic  Sciences category

Deadline: Mar. 2, 2022

Agency Website

Funding Type



Medical Fellow/Resident
Minorities encouraged
Post Doctoral Fellows


Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

March 2, 2022