The NIH-funded K12 program, Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH), is now accepting applications for 2012 appointment. The goal of the fellowship is to cultivate junior faculty to develop productive investigational careers in women’s health relating to lifespan approach and the importance of sex and gender-based differences in the diagnosis and treatment of illness in women. The BIRCWH program creates a stimulating and nurturing environment for junior faculty to develop into leading scientists in women’s health.
Deadline: January 21, 2011
Award Information: The BIRCWH program provides salary support for 75% FTE up to $100,000 total (including OPE), $3,500 yearly for supplies, and $2,600 yearly for travel related to the project. The scholar’s department must commit $10,000/year to the scholar which is matched by the institution $15,000/year for a total of $25,000/year for research, supplies, and additional travel for the scholar. The scholar also has access to core statistical and IRB services.
The BIRCWH is up for renewal August 2012. In order for the NIH to approve a scholar for this round, applicants must submit a departmental letter committing support for 75% dedicated time for research for up to 9 months to complete the 2 year minimum tenure in the case that the BIRCWH proposal was not renewed. Please include this departmental letter with the application.
Eligibility: Successful applicants will not have more than 6 years of research training or experience after their degree, will have a clinical doctorate or Ph.D. degree or its equivalent, will be a US citizen or possess an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151 or I-155), have identified mentors with extensive research experience, be able to dedicate at least 75% of time to women’s health research, and must NOT be a PI on an R01 or K award.
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the BIRCWH Director Jeanne-Marie Guise, MD, MPH at email@example.com or BIRCWH program coordinator Christen O’Haire at firstname.lastname@example.org.