Application Information


We are not currently accepting applications for the BIRCWH program. Please check back for updates.


Successful applicants to the Oregon BIRCWH will:

  • Not have more than 6 years of research training or experience after their doctoral degree
  • Have a clinical doctorate or PhD degree or its equivalent
  • 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
  • Must NOT be a PI on an R01 or K award
More detailed information on scholar requirements is available from the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) Request for Applicants eligibility information.

Selection criteria

Scholars will be selected based upon their perceived potential to develop into academically and scientifically successful investigators in women's health. Several factors will be used to evaluate this potential:

  1. Candidate's qualifications and dedication to women's health, research and academics
  2. Availability and dedication of qualified mentors
  3. Departmental commitment to the individual, in terms of:  complete protection of 75% of their time to research for the tenure of their scholarship and provision of space, equipment, $10,000/yr of discretionary funds for the investigator to pursue their research, and salary gap in excess of BIRCWH commitment
  4. Scientific and technical merit of proposed research (institution provides $15,000 matching funds)
  5. Demonstrated potential for becoming a successful independent investigator in women's health research
  6. Demonstration that this BIRCWH program is a good fit for the candidate to foster their career as a highly productive investigator in women's health