Division of Physician-Scientists Programs

Dean’s Scholars Program: The Dean’s Scholars program provides two years of salary support to enable exceptional physician-scientists to generate preliminary data and publications to support their applications for career development awards such as K08s.

CAPSiT series: The Community of Academic Physician-Scientists in Training (CAPSiT) is a series of seminars and workshops to bring together physician-scientist trainees and support their development.

TIPS: The Interesting Patient Study (TIPS) gives clinical trainees the opportunity to study their interesting patients using genomic tools and local expertise.

Departmental Research in Fellowship Programs

Anesthesiology Academic Scholars Advancement Program (ASAP) is an ACGME approved program that provides core anesthesiology training, a clinical fellowship (in the subspecialty of choice), and 18 months of protected research fellowship training in an individualized 5-year continuum of training. 

Articles and Books

Making the Right Moves: This book, co-authored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, is freely available as a PDF and is an excellent resource for those planning to start a research lab.

Other resources and funding opportunities for fellows

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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.

Damon Runyon Fellowship Awards

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).

Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training Award

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.

Doris Duke Physician-Scientist Fellowship

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.

HHMI Medically Trained Scientist

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.

ICTS NIH Mock Study Section

Improving K, R, and F series grant submissions since 2014

The ICTS hosts NIH Mock Study Sections, designed to simulate an actual NIH study section, through the Research Development Program twice per year. The purpose of this program is to increase the likelihood of grant funding success by providing comprehensive, study section-like feedback to applicants on their complete grant application prior to grant submission.

Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences

Whether you’re a junior investigator or well established, ICTS membership can make an impact on your research and career. The ICTS facilitates team science by providing access to collaboration opportunities among our members at Washington University and our regional partner institutions.

NIH Grants

A central site for NIH grants

Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations

The corporate and foundation relations office works with faculty to develop compelling proposals to companies and foundations.

WUSTL Grants Library

A library of successful grant applications from WUSTL investigators

A library of successful grant applications from WUSTL investigators