Application Process

1. Confidential Screening

PARTNERS applications will begin with confidential screening through the Faculty and Physician Wellness Program.

2. Scientific Review

Once eligibility is confirmed, the Scientific Review Committee will assess each application.

3. Confirmation

The division chief or chair will certify that faculty is in good standing. (The reasons for eligibility will NOT be conveyed, only the fact of eligibility for the award.)

4. Assistance

A confidential Scientific Concierge will offer assistance tailored to individual needs.

5. Recover Momentum

Resources will be implemented and stability restored.


For questions about the program, or to apply, please email Helen Bird, Program Manager, or call 615 322 4785.


The Partnership in Actively Retaining Talented Early-career Researchers, or Doris Duke Partners, is made possible by funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.