Benefactor-Funded Research Career Development Awards

Mayo Clinic's Benefactor-Funded Research Career Development Awards support junior faculty members in their efforts to become independent investigators. This competitive award mechanism is available to individuals at all Mayo Clinic campuses, with restrictions for some awards. Learn about eligibility and the application process.

Funding is for one to three years as noted for each award, with the goal of transitioning the recipient to independent extramural funding. The funding amount noted for each award is the total for each year, including a 30% indirect rate.

Each year, opportunities are available in a number of specialty areas. These awards are made possible through benefactor gifts. The specific career development awards available for the coming year are determined by the Department of Development in the fall. Review a list of current awards.


For more information about Benefactor-Funded Research Career Development Awards, contact: