Robert E. Leet and Clara Guthrie Patterson Trust Mentored Research Award: Clinical, Health Services and Policy Research


The Robert E. Leet and Clara Guthrie Patterson Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, was created in 1980 for the advancement of medical science, particularly research “relating to human diseases, their causes and relief.” Two-year Awards of $100,000 ($50,000 per year) will be awarded to Applicants working in Connecticut, New Jersey and Rhode Island.

The primary goal of the Program is to support research that focuses on the causes of human disease and/or improving treatment. To achieve this goal the Patterson Trust supports mentored clinical investigators in the early stages of their research careers to promote the pursuit of academic research careers as successful independent investigators. The Program supports innovative research and pilot studies spanning a broad range of disciplines including both patient-oriented clinical research and translational laboratory research.

While the majority of funding comes from the Patterson Trust, proposals focused on understanding cancer and improving its treatment are highly encouraged and are eligible for support through additional funds provided by the William O. Seery Foundation. The Seery Foundation was created in 2006 to support “research for the treatment and cure of cancer of all types.”