Current Awards

2022 awards

The deadline for applications for the 2022 awards is Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at 5 p.m. Central time. Awards will be announced in Spring 2022.

For 2022, Benefactor-Funded Research Career Development Awards available in these areas of research focus:

Arizona (Research on the Mayo Clinic campus in Arizona)

  • Kathryn H. and Roger Penske Career Development Award to Support Medical Research at Mayo Clinic Arizona — One award of $50,000 a year for up to three years. This award is restricted to applicants at Mayo's campus in Arizona.

Cancer

  • Arnold and Kit Palmer Career Development Award in Cancer Research — one award of $100,000 a year for up to three years.
  • Wallace and Evelyn Simmers Career Development Award for Cancer Research — one award of $100,000 a year for up to three years.
  • Eveleigh Family CDA for Cancer Research at Mayo Clinic in Florida — one award of $100,000 a year for up to three years. This award is restricted to applicants at Mayo's campus in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Jay and Deanie Stein Career Development Award for Cancer Research at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville — one award of $50,000 per year for up to three years. This award is restricted to applicants at Mayo's campus in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • 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.
  • Charles F. & Marcia L. Forcey Career Development Award in Esophageal Cancer Research Honoring Claude Deschamps, M.D. — one award of $100,000 a year for up to two years.
  • Rosenkranz Career Development Award in Cancer Immunovirotherapy — one award of $200,000 a year for up to three years.
  • Marion Schwartz Career Development Award in Multiple Myeloma — one award of $50,000 a year for up to three years.
  • Norma Lee and Morton Funger Career Development Award in Cancer Research —one award of $50,000 a year for up to three years. Projects focusing on any cancer are welcome. Applicants with projects focusing on colon cancer and pancreatic cancer are especially encouraged to apply. This award is restricted to a practicing clinician.
  • Vranos Family Foundation Career Development Award in Urology and Prostate Cancer — two awards are available. One award of $100,000 a year for up to three years and one award of $100,000 a year for up to two 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 each. This award is restricted to projects focused on promoting innovation in interventional cardiology.
  • Paul and Ruby Tsai and Family Career Development Award in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Research Honoring Dr. Nishimura — one award of $100,000 a year for up to three years. This award supports research in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy disease or pediatric hypertrophic cardiomyopathy disease.

Dermatology

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

Endocrinology

  • James A. Ruppe Career Development Award in Endocrinology — one award of $100,000 a year for up to three years.
  • 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. Applicants with enterprise-wide research projects in diabetes, insulin resistance and nutrition are particularly encouraged to apply.

Gastroenterology

  • Jerry A. Wenger Career Development Award in Gastroenterology Research — one award of $50,000 a year for up to three years. Applicants with projects focused on Barrett's esophagus and related disorders are particularly encouraged to apply.

Infectious Diseases

  • Sheikh Zayed Saif Mohammad Al Nahyan Clinician Career Development Award in Infectious Diseases — one award of $50,000 per year for up to three years. Applicants with projects focused on pediatric infectious diseases are especially encouraged to apply. This award is restricted to a practicing clinician.

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.
  • Fulk Career Development Award for Research in Nephrology, Glomerular Diseases and Clinical Trials — one award of $50,000 a year for up to three years.

Neurologic Surgery Research

  • Helene Houle Career Development Award in Neurologic Surgery Research — one award of $50,000 a year for up to three years.
  • John M. Nasseff, Sr. Career Development Award in Neurologic Surgery Research — one award of $50,000 a year for up to three years.

Orthopedics

  • Career Development Award in Orthopedics Research — one award of $100,000 a year for two years.
  • Career Development Award in Orthopedics Research — one award of $100,000 a year for two years. This award is restricted to a practicing clinician at Mayo's campus in Rochester, Minnesota.

Pulmonology

  • Lucile Nelson Clinician Career Development Award in Pulmonary Diseases Research — one award of $50,000 per year for up to three years. This award is restricted to a practicing clinician.

Rheumatology

  • Audrey M. Nelson, M.D., Career Development Award in Rheumatology Research — one award of $75,000 a year for one year.
  • Mayo Clinic Margaret Harvey Schering Clinician Career Development Award for Arthritis Research — one award of $50,000 a year for up to three years. This award is restricted to a practicing clinician.

Transplant

  • John A. and Marilyn R. Duke Career Development Award in Transplant Research — one award of $100,000 a year for up to three years. This award is restricted to applicants at Mayo's campus in Arizona.