BIRCWH SCHOLAR APPLICATION

Program Description: The University of Illinois Chicago’s (UIC) women’s health and sex/gender-based research career development program, Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH), is an NIH-funded K12 training grant to mentor scientists in women’s health and sex/gender-based health research. During the funding period, the UIC BIRCWH program will train junior faculty BIRCWH scholars to become independent women’s health or sex/gender-based research investigators.

The program consists of a core and tailored curriculum, research training, mentoring (by a team of two or more senior women’s health or sex/gender-based health researchers), individualized career planning, and a research project. Scholars include a diverse group of junior faculty members who focus on research in alignment with the 2019-2023 Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Women’s Health Research. For this round, we are seeking one PhD scholars to begin training on May 1, 2023. For the full application please click https://uofi.box.com/s/w5jvke8w63x5j91vf3rjkhya4l8yol2o

Core Activities: Scholars are required to devote 75% of professional effort to program activities including research, core and tailored curricula, and other BIRCWH program activities. Surgeons are required to devote 50% of professional effort to these activities.

The BIRCWH program will fund 75% of the scholar’s salary (50% for surgeons), up to a maximum of $100,000.00/year (salary plus fringe benefits) for a minimum of two years conditional upon meeting program requirements. The program will also fund $35,000 annually in research support. The scholar’s college and/or department will be responsible for the remaining 25% of salary. Additionally, the dean of each scholar’s college will be asked to commit $25,000 in career development funds annually to their scholar in the BIRCWH program.

We request that applications be submitted by Monday, February 28, 2023 at 5:00pm CDT. Additional time may be granted upon request. If you have any questions, please contact Pauline Maki, PhD at [email protected] and Irina Buhimschi, MD at [email protected].

Program Leadership:

Pauline M. Maki, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology & Ob/Gyn
Director of Women’s Mental Health Research
[email protected]
312-996-6941

Irina A. Buhimschi, MD
Professor and Director, Research Division
Director, Perinatal Research Laboratory
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
[email protected]
312-996-8786

Program Coordinator:

Willow Alber-Martin
[email protected]

Source of Support:

National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women’s Health, National Institute on Child Health and Human Development.