Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) (K12 Clinical Trial Optional)

Active
Yes
Status
Posted
Published Date
February 26th, 2024
Close Date
May 28th, 2026
Award Ceiling
$840,000.00
Opportunity No.
RFA-OD-24-013

Agency

National Institutes of Health (HHS-NIH11)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Health

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is offering a grant opportunity titled "Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) (K12 Clinical Trial Optional)". This grant aims to support the career development of junior faculty members, known as BIRCWH Scholars, who have recently completed clinical training or postdoctoral fellowships. The scholars will be engaged in interdisciplinary research relevant to women's health, including basic, translational, behavioral, clinical, and/or health services research. The grant allows for the appointment of scholars proposing to lead an independent clinical trial or gain research experience in a clinical trial led by another investigator. The grant does not require cost sharing or matching. The maximum award ceiling for this grant is $840,000. Eligible applicants include various institutions and organizations, such as Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions, Hispanic-serving Institutions, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities and foreign organizations are not eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is May 28, 2026. For more information and to apply, visit the following link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-24-013.html. For any inquiries, contact NIH Grants Information at grantsinfo@nih.gov.

Description

The NIH Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) and participating NIH Institutes and Centers 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 the health of women and, where appropriate, the use of both sexes to better understand the influence of sex as a biological variable on health and disease. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) allows appointment of Scholars (K12) proposing to serve as the lead investigator of an independent clinical trial; or proposing a separate ancillary clinical trial; or proposing to gain research experience in a clinical trial led by another investigator, as part of their research and career development.

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