Current Awards

2021 awards

The application deadline for 2020 awards is Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, at 5 p.m. Central time. Awards will be announced in April 2021.

For 2021, Benefactor-Funded Research Career Development Awards are available in these research focus areas:

Biostatistics or Clinical Trial Design

  • Daniel J. Sargent, Ph.D., Career Development Award in Cancer Research—one award of $100,000 a year for up to three years. Applicant must be a cancer biostatistician or conducting research that involves innovative cancer clinical trial design or analysis.

Cancer

  • Christian 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 Arizona.
  • Karl-Erivan 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 Rochester, Minnesota.
  • Norma Lee and Morton Funger Clinician Career Development Award in Pancreatic Cancer Research—one award of $50,000 a year for up to three years. Projects focusing on any type of cancer are welcome. Applicants with projects focusing on pancreatic cancer are especially encouraged to apply. This award is restricted to a practicing clinician.
  • Theodore W. Munns, Ph.D., Career Development Award in Endometrial Cancer Research Honoring Drs. Munns and Podratz—one award of $50,000 a year for up to three years.
  • Exact Sciences Career Development Award in Cancer Innovation Honoring Susan L. Ahlquist—one award of $100,000 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.
  • Marie Ingalls Cardiovascular Research Career Development Award in Honor of Dr. Alexander Schirger—one award of $100,000 a year for up to three years. This award is restricted to applicants 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.

Dermatology

  • Robert S. Totz, M.D., Career Development Award in Dermatology—one award of $50,000 for up to three years.

Endocrinology

  • James A. Ruppe Career Development Award in Endocrinology—one award of $100,000 for one year.
  • Robert and Elizabeth Strickland Career Development Award in Endocrinology, Metabolism, Diabetes and Nutrition—one award of $50,000 a year for up to three years.
  • Kathryn H. and Roger Penske Career Development Award in Endocrinology in Honor of Dr. Ian Hay—one award of $50,000 a year for up to three years.

Neurology

  • Kevin Merszei Career Development Award in Neurodegenerative Diseases Research IHO Janet Vittone, M.D.—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 cognitive decline are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Mayo Clinic Myron and Jane Hanley Career Development Award in Stroke Research—one award of $50,000 a year for up to three years.

Oncology Research

  • Julia and Hans Rausing Career Development Award in Oncology Research Honoring Matthew S. Block, M.D., Ph.D.—one award of $100,000 a year for up to three years.

Ophthalmology

  • Leonard and Mary Lou Hoeft Career Development Award in Ophthalmology Research—one award of $100,000 a year for up to three years. Applicants conducting research in innovative approaches to understanding eye function, prevent and treat eye disease, and improve good vision are especially encouraged to apply.

Orthopedics

  • Career Development Award in Orthopedics Research—two awards of $100,000 a year for two years. One award is open to all candidates and the other to a practicing clinician.

Pulmonology

  • Walter and Leonore Annenberg Career Development Award in Pulmonary Medicine—two awards of $50,000 a year for up to three years are available.
  • Brewer Family Career Development Award in Support of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Related Interstitial Lung Disease Research—one award of $50,000 a year for up to three years.

Rheumatology

  • Mayo Clinic Career Development Award in Rheumatoid Arthritis Research—one award of $100,000 a year for up to three years.
  • John M. Nasseff, Sr. Clinician Career Development Award in Rheumatology Honoring Dr. Harvinder Luthra—one award of $50,000 a year for up to three years. This award is restricted to a practicing clinician.

Translational Research

  • Roderick and Verena Cushman Clinician Career Development Award in Translational Research—one award of $50,000 a year for three years. This award is restricted to a practicing clinician.

Transplant

  • Paulette E. and Joseph R. Maslick Career Development Award in Transplant and Cancer Research at Mayo Clinic in Arizona—one award of $100,000 a year for up to three years. This award is restricted to applicants at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona.
  • Clinician Career Development Award in Transplant Research Honoring Brigid Kiley—one award of $50,000 a year for up to three years. This award is restricted to practicing clinicians. Applicant with projects in solid organ and bone marrow transplant research are especially encouraged to apply.