July 21, 2015

Research Careers in Women's Health grant applicants sought

Applications are being accepted for the “Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health” (BIRCWH) K12 program. BIRCWH at Vanderbilt is focused on understanding the role of sex/gender factors in differential disease risk, vulnerability, progression and outcomes.

This career development award provides practical resources to support academic productivity and supports 75 percent effort for faculty to transition to individual K or R awards as a path to research independence. Of note, this is not a women’s career development award; both women and men are encouraged to apply.

This K12 mechanism supports junior faculty members. In particular,  outstanding early career investigators, both Ph.D.s and those with clinical doctorates and research training, who are committed to academic careers in basic science, translational, patient-oriented or public health and health services research relevant to sex and gender biology.

Applications are due July 23. Please contact Rebecca Warren at rebecca.g.warren@vanderbilt.edu for more information and to fill out a survey of intent.