Other Funding Opportunities

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. Proposals focused on blindness or cancer are encouraged due to the generous funds contributed by the Sara Elizabeth O’Brien Trust and the Simeon J. Fortin Charitable Foundation to specifically fund Fellowship research in these areas.

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.

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.

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.

Use the links below to access the online application.

Begin the online application:

https://www.GrantRequest.com/SID_738?SA=SNA&FID=35057

Return to a saved application:

https://www.GrantRequest.com/SID_738?SA=AM

Last updated on Thursday, September 25 at 12:40 pm
Online Submission Deadline:
December 16, 2014,
12:00 Noon,
U.S. Eastern Time


Mail Submission Deadline:
December 19, 2014,
5:00 P.M.,
U.S. Eastern Time

Funding begins:
July 1, 2015

Erin Johnstone Erin Johnstone
Program Officer
617.279.2240 ext. 710

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.

Additional Reference Documents


Basic Science Research

Clinical and Health Services Research