Application Information

Upcoming Deadlines

The application deadline for BIRCWH Scholars starting January 2012 will be in Fall, 2011.

Who Is Eligible To Apply?

  • Junior faculty members (must have faculty appointment prior to funding);
  • Interest in pursuing clinical research career in women’s health;
  • No other career development award and not currently funded through the NIH;
  • Commitment from section chief/chair for 80% protected time for developing research career (letter must accompany application).

Applicants are eligible from all clinician disciplines at Boston University/Boston Medical Center who are interested in developing a career as a clinician investigator. Eligible applicants must hold a doctoral degree in a clinical discipline such as medicine, dentistry, rehabilitation medicine or psychology. The program will include two levels of research Scholars. The first level will be Basic Clinical Scholars who have completed their clinical training but who have not had formal research training. This level of Scholar will complete a master’s degree as part of their research training within the Scholar program, and will require time to develop an independent research program and extramural funding. The second level will be Advanced Clinical Scholars, who will have already completed master’s level research training, and will utilize the program to refine their research skills, develop an independent program of research, and obtain independent extramural funding. Basic Clinical Scholars will on average receive funding for 2 – 3 years; Advanced Clinical Scholars will on average receive funding for 1 – 2 years.

Application Process

The BIRCWH application is a two-part process. To complete the first step in the application process please fill out the Preliminary Application and Data Page. The links to these documents can be found here:

Preliminary Application(PDF)
Data Page (PDF)

Once your Preliminary Application has been received, qualified candidates will be invited to meet with the Assistant Program Director, Bonnie J. Sherman, Ph.D. to further develop their research plan and secondary application. Once this meeting has been conducted, this selected group of candidates will be asked to complete the second part of the application. This second part of the application can be found here:

Secondary Application (PDF)

Budget Instructions (PDF)

Budget Example (PDF)

Budget Form (PDF)

Questions about the application process may be directed to the Assistant Program Director, Bonnie J. Sherman, Ph.D. at 617.638.8033.