The Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists Program (DDFRCS) was developed to provide innovative institutional solutions to reduce faculty attrition by assisting junior faculty facing extraprofessional demands.

The DDRCS provides broad-based education to raise awareness and implement new interventions, as well as resources and mentoring to support junior faculty facing extraprofessional challenges.

Eligibility & Application

The program is open to physician-scientists at Washington University who are conducting NIH, government or foundation-sponsored clinical research on a significant biomedical problem.

Program Benefits

  • Financial Support: One-year grants of $30,000-50,000 will be awarded with the possibility of renewal for a second year.
  • Mentoring: Each recipient will be provided with two mentors from the Selection Committee who will meet with them regularly to provide career development advice, mentoring and sponsorship. Mentors will give input on manuscripts and grant proposals, facilitate national networking and provide professional navigation assistance. Program Directors will meet with recipients once per year to review their progress and career development, and provide additional mentoring and assistance to the recipients as needed.
  • Clinical Research Training Center (CRTC): DDFRCS recipients have access to the CRTC, which provides computer labs, break-out rooms, a classroom, poster printing, and administrative office suites.

Contact us

We want to hear from you. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the program.

Email us at dorisduke@wustl.edu