Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program

January 8, 2021

APPLY NOW for the 2021 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program in the Basic Sciences and Clinical/Health Services Research.

The primary goal of the Program is to provide fellowships to postdoctoral fellows in Massachusetts to investigate the causes of diseases in human beings, and/or improve methods of treatment for human diseases. United States citizenship is not required. Applicants must review Guidelines for eligibility requirements


According to the National Academy of Science and Medicine, the cultural diversity of a nation's workforce, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is a key factor in its ability to innovate and compete in a global economy. To promote and enable diversity in biomedical research, the King Trust is committed to awarding researchers of all backgrounds, including racial/ethnic groups that are underrepresented in science. The National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health have shown that individuals from the following groups are underrepresented in science: Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. Applicants from these groups are encouraged to apply.



Application DeadlineWednesday, March 3, 2021 (by 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time)


Award AmountTwo-year grants from $109,408 to $127,600 total


Funding Period October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2023



Basic Science

By October 1, 2021, applicants must have completed a minimum of three years, but not more than six years, of full-time postdoctoral research. See Guidelines for additional eligibility requirements. 


Clinical/Health Services Research

By October 1, 2021, applicants must have no more than six years of employment since completion of residency training or three to six years of postdoctoral employment. See Guidelines for additional eligibility requirements. 




Lindsey Carver

Grants Officer