Current Awards

2020 awards

The application deadline for 2020 awards is Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at 5 p.m. Central time. Awards will be announced in April 2020.

For 2020, Benefactor-Funded Research Career Development Awards are available in these areas of research focus:

Cancer

  • Gerald J. Robbins, M.D., Career Development Award in Cancer Research — one award of $50,000 a year for up to three years.
  • Grand Forks Endowed Clinician Career Development Award Fund in Cancer Research — one award of $50,000 a year for up to three years. This award is restricted to a practicing clinician.
  • Georg Haub Family Career Development Award in Cancer Research Honoring Richard F. Emslander, M.D. — one award of $100,000 a year for up to three years. This award is restricted to applicants at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Norma Lee and Morton Funger Career Development Award in Cancer Research — two awards are available. One award of $50,000 for one year and one award of $50,000 a year for three years. Projects focusing on any type of cancer are welcome. Applicants with projects focusing on colon cancer and pancreatic cancer are especially encouraged to apply. Clinicians are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Gerald A. and Margaret A. Wellik Career Development Award in Lymphoma Research — one award of $50,000 a year for up to three years.

Cardiovascular diseases

  • Career Development Award in Cardiovascular Disease Research Honoring Dr. Earl H. Wood — one award of $100,000 a year for up to three years. This award is restricted to projects focused on promoting innovation in interventional cardiology.
  • Eduardo G. Mestre and Gillian M. Shepherd, M.D., Clinician Career Development Award Honoring John T. Shepherd, M.D. — one award of $50,000 a year for up to three years. This award is restricted to a practicing clinician in cardiology at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota.
  • Thomas H. and Dorthy S. Corson Career Development Award in Cardiovascular Disease Research — one award of $100,000 a year for up to three years.
  • Ted and Loretta Rogers Cardiovascular Career Development Award Honoring Hugh C. Smith, M.D. — one award of $100,000 for one year.

Endocrinology

  • James A. Ruppe Career Development Award in Endocrinology — one award of $100,000 for one year.
  • Richard F. Emslander Career Development Award in Endocrinology and Nutrition — one award of $100,000 a year for up to three years.

Nephrology and hypertension

  • Robert W. Fulk Career Development Award in Nephrology Research Honoring Fernando C. Fervenza, M.D., Ph.D. — one award of $50,000 a year for up to three years.
  • Mary Kathryn and Michael B. Panitch Career Development Award in Hypertension Research Honoring Gary L. Schwartz, M.D. — one award of $100,000 a year for up to three years.

Neurodegenerative diseases

  • Dominium Foundation Career Development Award in Neurodegenerative Disease Research in Memory of Jack W. Safar — one award of $100,000 a year for up to three years. Projects of any neurodegenerative disease research focus are welcome. Applicants with projects focusing on frontotemporal dementia are especially encouraged to apply.

Ophthalmology

  • Robert R. Waller, M.D., Career Development Award in Ophthalmology Research — one award of $100,000 a year for up to three years.

Orthopedics

  • Career Development Award in Orthopedics Research — one award of $100,000 a year for two years. This award is restricted to a practicing clinician.

Pediatric and neonatal research

  • Marcia T. Kreyling Career Development Award in Pediatric and Neonatal Research — one award of $100,000 a year for two years.

Pulmonology

  • Lane Family Career Development Award Honoring Eric S. Edell, M.D. — one award of $100,000 a year for up to three years for research on the pulmonary microbiome. Projects focusing on conditions related to idiopathic subglottic stenosis are strongly preferred.

Regenerative medicine

  • Regenerative Medicine Initiative Career Development Award — two awards of $100,000 a year for up to three years.

Surgery

  • Simons Family Career Development Award in Surgical Innovation — one award of $100,000 a year for two years. Preference is given to innovative proposals focused on procedures, practices or processes occurring in the operating room environment or that programmatically align with the supporting infrastructure available through Mayo Clinic's Surgery Research Center.

Transplant

  • Ara and Sonya Hacet Career Development Award in Transplant — one award of $100,000 a year for up to three years. Applicants with projects focusing on kidney or pancreas transplant are especially encouraged to apply.