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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.


Last updated on Friday, January 29 at 4:47 pm
The 2016 grant cycle is closed.
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Erin Johnstone Ms. Johnstone manages several grant programs and all pre- and post-award activity, including the organization of review committees, award recipient scientific meetings, award payments and tracking of program funds. Additional skills include database management, online application development, and the utilization of technology to track grant submissions and reports. Prior to joining The Medical Foundation division, she coordinated six regional and national grant programs for the New England Foundation for the Arts and managed research applications and awards for 10 departments and two centers in the Office of Research at Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Ms. Johnstone holds a Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management from Boston University.

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