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Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program

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 the basic sciences and clinical/health services research. Bank of America, N.A., Edward Dane, and Lucy West serve as Co-Trustees of the Charles A. King Trust.

Private foundations, individuals and other contributors have joined the Charles A. King Trust in supporting the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program. Due to the generosity of the Sara Elizabeth O’Brien Trust and the Simeon J. Fortin Charitable Foundation, dedicated funds are available to support medical research in the areas of blindness or cancer.

The Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program is designed to support postdoctoral 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 $43,500 to $51,000 per year, inclusive of a $2,000 expense allowance, will be awarded.

Clinical/Health Services Research: By July 1st of each funding cycle, applicants with clinical responsibilities must have completed residency and be enrolled in a postdoctoral fellowship program. Applicants without clinical responsibilities must have completed at least three years of full-time postdoctoral research experience and no more than five years of postdoctoral experience.

Basic Science: By July 1st of each funding cycle, applicants holding the Ph.D., M.D., D.M.D., M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent degrees must have completed at least three years of full-time postdoctoral research experience and no more than five years of postdoctoral experience.


Last updated on Friday, April 11 at 1:01 pm
The 2014 grant cycle for the King Postdoctoral Fellowship has closed.
Please visit this page in September for the launch of the 2015 grant cycle.
Erin Johnstone Erin Johnstone
Program Officer
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Bio
Erin Johnstone Ms. Johnstone manages several grant programs and all pre- and post-award activity, including the organization of review committees, award recipient scientific meetings, award payments and tracking of program funds. Additional skills include database management, online application development, and the utilization of technology to track grant submissions and reports. Prior to joining The Medical Foundation division, she coordinated six regional and national grant programs for the New England Foundation for the Arts and managed research applications and awards for 10 departments and two centers in the Office of Research at Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Ms. Johnstone holds a Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management from Boston University.