Deadline extended: Career development opportunity in women’s health research

The NIH-funded K12 program, Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH), is now accepting applications for its summer 2012 fellowship. The goal of the BIRCWH is to develop junior faculty into leading interdisciplinary research scientists in women’s health. BIRCWH supports the full spectrum of research including basic science, clinical research, information technology, health services, patient-centered outcomes, policy, public health, behavioral, and applied research.

Deadline extended to July 9, 2012.

Award Information: Provides salary support for 75% FTE up to $100,000 total (including other payroll expenses/fringe benefits), $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 at $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.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or non-citizen nationals, or individuals lawfully admitted for permanent residence (by July 1, 2012), who hold a clinical or health professional doctoral degree or its equivalent, can commit a minimum of 75% full-time professional effort to conducting women’s health research, have identified mentors with extensive research experience, and must NOT be a PI on an R01 or K award.

Click here for full application and funding guidelines.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact BIRCWH Director Jeanne-Marie Guise, MD, MPH or Program Administrator Tahroma Alligood, MPH.