The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) Office of Research on Women’s Health and its co-sponsors have released a funding opportunity announcement for the FY2015 Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Career Development Programs.
The NIH announcement defined the programs as “mentored research career development of junior faculty members, known as BIRCWH Scholars, who have recently completed clinical training or postdoctoral fellowships, and who will engage in interdisciplinary basic, translational, behavioral, clinical, and/or health services research relevant to women’s health, and where appropriate the use of both sexes to better understand the influence of sex as a variable on health and disease.”
The goal of the initiative is to increase the number and skills of investigators through a mentored research and career development experience, NIH said, that leads to an independent scientific career that will benefit the health of women, advance research on sex/gender influences on health, and encourage interdisciplinary research methodology.
Eligible organizations include colleges and universities; nonprofit organizations, including faith- and community-based organizations; and Native American tribal governments and organizations.
NIH said it expects total funding of up to $4.9 million for up to 12 awards in FY2015. Applicants may request no more than $350,000 in direct costs, and the maximum project period is five years.
Letters of Intent must be received by Dec. 5, 2014. Full proposals are due Jan. 5, 2015. To learn more or to apply, go to www.grants.gov and search FON# RFA-OD-15-001.