Career Awards for Medical Scientists
The Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) is a highly competitive program that provides $700,000 awards over five years for physician-scientists who are committed to an academic career, to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service.
Applications due annually in the fall.
Support for early career physician-scientists studying cancer
The Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award supports independent young physician-scientists conducting cancer research that demonstrates a high level of innovation and creativity.
Award: $600,000 over three years
Applications are due annually in early February.
Cancer post-doctoral fellowship
The post-doctoral fellowship program, and it's pediatric equivalent, support recently graduated MDs, MD/PhDs, and PhDs performing cancer research.
Applications are accepted twice per year (once for the pediatric program).
Support for MD-only physician-scientists
Physician-scientist applicants (MDs and DOs only) must have completed their residencies and clinical training, be U.S. Specialty Board eligible prior to the award start date, and be able to devote at least 80% of their time and effort to Damon Runyon-supported cancer research. MD/PhDs are not eligible to apply.
Award: $460,000 over four years
Applications due annually in December.
support for physician-scientist fellows
The Doris Duke Physician Scientist Fellowship program provides grants to physician scientists at the subspecialty fellowship level who are seeking to conduct additional years of research beyond their subspecialty requirement.
Award: $200,000 over two years
Applications due annually in January.
Support for junior faculty facing extra professional demands
The Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists Program (DDFRCS) at Washington University in St. Louis was developed to provide innovative institutional solutions to reduce faculty attrition by assisting junior faculty facing extraprofessional demands.
Letters of Intent are accepted on a rolling basis. Application deadlines are scheduled for April 1 and October 1.
The Medically Trained Scientists Program welcomes applications from individuals who have trained in medicine and are committed to academic careers in basic, fundamental biomedical research.
The award supports the fellow for up to eight years, including a mentored and independent phase.
NOTE: The 2020 competition was suspended due to COVID-19, but HHMI anticipates offering this program again in future years.