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Research We Fund: Extramural Discovery Science

Clinician Scientist Development Grant (CSDG)

Grant Overview

The Clinician Scientist Development Grant (CSDG) supports full-time faculty members in becoming independent investigators as clinician scientists. This grant is designed for people trained primarily as clinicians who want to maintain clinical practice and conduct cancer research.


You ARE eligible to submit a proposal if you:

  • Work at a US academic institution or eligible non-profit
  • Have a doctoral degree, an active clinical license, and participate in clinical care 
  • Are not a current or former principal investigator (PI) of an individual mentored training grant
  • Have NOT had an R-level or equivalent grant as PI

Grant Term and Budget 

Awards may be for 3 to 5 years with $135,000 a year for direct costs, plus 8% allowable indirect costs.