Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NIH Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (K12)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

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573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The NIH Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) and its cosponsors invite institutional career development award applications for Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) Career Development Programs, hereafter termed "Programs." Programs will support mentored research career development of junior faculty members, known as BIRCWH Scholars, who have recently completed clinical training or postdoctoral fellowships, and who will be engaged in interdisciplinary basic, translational, behavioral, clinical, and/or health services research relevant to women's health or sex/gender factors.

The goal of this initiative is to increase the number and skills of investigators through a mentored research and career development experience leading to an independent interdisciplinary scientific career that will benefit the health of women, including research on sex/gender similarities or differences in biology, health or disease. Programs will accomplish these goals by ensuring that mentors represent diverse disciplines needed to carry out interdisciplinary projects that will bridge training with research independence for BIRCWH scholars.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 21, 2009. Letters of intent should be no more than 3 pages and should include 1) the administrative structure and oversight of the program, 2) the selection process of BIRCWH Scholars, and 3) a brief description of the interdisciplinary career development program and its resources.


Awards maybe up to $500,000 in total costs [up to $100,000 for administrative total costs and up to $400,000 for scholar total costs] annually per award.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, August 21, 2009

Sponsor Deadlines:

Optional letters of intent due September 23, 2009. Proposals due October 22, 2009


URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at