Physician Scholars program

If you’re a doctor, get support to grow your skills, advance in your field, or teach others in your discipline. Apply for a Montage Health Foundation Physician Scholars grant.

What’s a Physician Scholars grant?

Funded by Montage Health Foundation, the Physician Scholars program offers grants of $10,000 to $25,000 for up to two years to support the following types of activities:

  • Taking a short sabbatical to conduct research or write and edit a clinical paper
  • Attending a conference, workshop, training, or off-site, extended education program to advance clinical or leadership skills
  • Bringing a physician from outside our organization on-site to teach or learn new or advanced techniques
  • Training future physicians, nurse practitioners, and others in advanced practices and procedures used at Montage Health

Who can apply?

Consider applying if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • Are an independent, private practice, Montage Medical Group, or hospital-based physician
  • Are a member of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula’s medical staff in good standing
  • Demonstrate leadership or service to the medical or broader community. Examples include holding a hospital leadership role, such as department chair or vice chair, serving on a committee, or doing volunteer work

Does every applicant receive funding?

Due to a limited number of awards, applying does not guarantee you’ll receive funding.

Award process, timeline, and application

You have the opportunity to submit a proposal every spring and fall.

  • The fall application deadline is TBD. Recipients will be notified by TBD
  • The spring application deadline is TBD. Recipients will be notified by TBD

If an opportunity arises that is time-sensitive, contact Kevin Causey, vice president/chief development officer, at (831) 658-3630.

Step 1: Online proposal

Complete and submit an online proposal by the application deadline. Attach your curriculum vitae (CV) or current biography and a letter of recommendation from a peer leader (member of the Medical Executive Committee, chief medical officer, program medical director, etc.).

Submit a proposal

Step 2: Interview

The Montage Health Foundation’s Grants Subcommittee will review your proposal and may contact you to request an interview.

Step 3: Award notification

Award winners will receive a letter from Montage Health Foundation.

Step 4: Outcomes reporting

If your proposal receives funding, you must provide a written progress report about your use of the award six months after you receive it. You may also need to:

  • Write and potentially present an annual report to the Grants Subcommittee and Montage Health Foundation donors
  • Write a final outcome report if your award funds multiple years of work

Submit your reports to Kevin Causey at

Step 5: Community awareness

Count on us to spread the word about your accomplishments. You’ll be the topic of a news release with your photo that we’ll submit to local media and share via Montage Health’s social media accounts and website.

Contact us

Questions about the Physician Scholars Program? Send an email to