Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program
Established in 1936, the Charles A. King Trust was created to “support and promote the investigation of human disease and the alleviation of human suffering through improved treatment.” In keeping with these principles, the King Trust today supports postdoctoral fellows in the basic sciences and clinical and health services research. Bank of America, N.A., Edward Dane, and Lucy West serve as Co-Trustees of the Charles A. King Trust.
Private foundations, individuals and other contributors have joined the Charles A. King Trust in supporting the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program. Proposals focused on cancer or blindness (not visual impairment) are encouraged due to the generous funds contributed by the Sara Elizabeth O’Brien Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee and the Simeon J. Fortin Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee to specifically fund Fellowship research in these areas.
The Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program is designed to support postdoctoral scientists in non-profit academic, medical or research institutions in Massachusetts. Each applicant must be working under the supervision of an established scientist who is the designated Mentor. Two-year grants ranging from $43,700 to $53,175 per year, inclusive of a $2,000 expense allowance, will be awarded. Applicants must review the Guidelines for eligibility requirements and application instructions.Basic Science: By September 1st of each funding cycle, applicants must have completed at least three years, but not more than five years, of full-time postdoctoral research experience. See Guidelines for eligibility information.
Clinical/Health Services Research: By September 1st of each funding cycle, applicants with clinical responsibilities must have no more then five years of postdoctoral research training since completing residency training. Applicants without clinical responsibilities must have completed at least three years, but not more than five years, of full-time postdoctoral research experience. See Guidelines for detailed eligibility information.