Application Process

1. Confidential Screening

PARTNERS applications begins with a confidential screening.

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, Senior Communications Specialist, 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. COVID funding is made possible by funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation in concert with the American Heart Association, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, the John Templeton Foundation, the Rita Allen Foundation and the Walder Foundation.