The Duke Funding Alert newsletter, published every Monday, provides information on all new and updated grants and fellowships added to the database during the prior week. This listserv is restricted to members of the Duke community.
Office of Physician-Scientist Development -- Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) Research Technician Support RFA
Early career physician-scientists may face challenges with research productivity as they navigate both clinical and research training and responsibilities. This challenge may be ameliorated with the support of a laboratory technician or research assistant who can continue research activities while the physician-scientist is engaged in clinical activities. The intent of this RFA is to promote early career research productivity and continuity by providing funding to cover a portion of effort of a laboratory technician or research assistant to be dedicated to the applicant’s research project.
Each award provides $25,000 for 1 year to cover a portion of the salary and associated fringe benefits of a laboratory technician or research assistant. This award is renewable for an additional year with the demonstration of success in year 1 and need for year 2. Up to $5,000 of this award may be allocated for research supplies. This RFA is open to early career physician-scientists, including residents, medical subspecialty fellows, and junior faculty who are conducting basic and translational research (laboratory or big data/computational biology).
Deadline: May 15, 2019
Areas of Interest
Two award options are available and must be declared at the time of application.
Award Option 1 offers $25,000 applied directly to cover a percentage of a technician’s total effort (salary + fringe) with an expected start date of July 1, 2019 or hire/start date and ending on June 30, 2020. The technician must be hired within 3 months of the award start, pre-identification of technician during the application period is strongly encouraged.
Award Option 2 offers $20,000 applied directly to cover a pre-defined percentage of a technician’s total effort (salary + fringe) and $5,000 for budgeted research supplies transferred into an individual fundcode for use by the applicant.
Only applicants who are conducting basic or translational (laboratory or big data/computational biology) research in the following categories are eligible to apply:
- Duke School of Medicine trainees (resident or fellow) in any clinical training program who have set aside research time during their clinical training
- Duke junior faculty who are within the first 5 years of a faculty appointment and are physician scientists