Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH)
Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) program is an internal K12 grant mechanism from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research on Women’s Health that fosters mentored research career development of junior faculty of either gender who are engaged in interdisciplinary women’s health or sex differences research. Research must be relevant to women’s health or sex/gender differences. Programs that address basic, translational, clinical, epidemiological, and health services research are encouraged to apply.
The aim of this training program is to place junior investigators on the path to be competitive for NIH independent K- or R- awards. Success of the program is judged by the number of trainees who go on to secure independent NIH K-awards and NIH R21 grants in the short term, and NIH R01, and R01 equivalent funding in the long term, for women’s health or sex differences research.
If you are interested in learning more about the BIRCWH program contact Mikow Hang to schedule a meeting with a BIRCWH leadership team member.
Grant Sponsors: NIH National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the Office of Research on Women's Health, and the National Institute on Aging Award Number: 2K12-HD055887-06