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/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 blindness or cancer are encouraged due to the generous funds contributed by the Sara Elizabeth O’Brien Trust and the Simeon J. Fortin Charitable Foundation 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 $43,500 to $51,000 per year, inclusive of a $2,000 expense allowance, will be awarded.Basic Science: By July 1st of each funding cycle, applicants holding the Ph.D., M.D., D.M.D., M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent degrees must have completed at least three years of full-time postdoctoral research experience and no more than five years of postdoctoral experience.
Clinical/Health Services Research: By July 1st of each funding cycle, applicants with clinical responsibilities must have completed residency and be enrolled in a postdoctoral fellowship program. Applicants without clinical responsibilities must have completed at least three years of full-time postdoctoral research experience and no more than five years of postdoctoral experience.