Call for Applications: BIRCWH (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health)

March 21, 2022

We are delighted to announce a new funding opportunity for junior faculty to receive support for training and career development in interdisciplinary research in fields relevant to women's health and sex differences. Drs. Jill Goldstein and Kathy Rexrode (Principal Investigators) and Dr. Ursula Kaiser (Research Director) oversee the Harvard-wide NIH-sponsored K12 career development grant from the NIH Office for Research on Women's Health, called the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) Program. Please see below for new applications to this program due June 1, 2022.  

The Harvard-wide BIRCWH training grant is titled, "Hormones and Genes in Women’s Health: From Bench to Bedside." We are pleased to invite applications for an MD or PhD/ScD to develop an academic career in women’s health and sex differences in medicine. Specifically, this NIH-sponsored training grant will support scholars involved in investigating the impact of hormones and/or genes in understanding sex differences in vulnerabilities to clinical disorders and those disorders specific to women. Potential Scholars investigating socioenvironmental factors modulating the impact of hormones and genes in understanding these sex-specific vulnerabilities will also be considered. Scholars will be sponsored for 2-3 years of mentored research with Harvard faculty in basic, translational, or clinical aspects of research in women’s health, which can be combined, if applicable, with clinical work in the Scholar’s specialty. Successful applicants will have prior relevant research training in research methodology, potential to obtain independent research funding, evidence of publications in peer-reviewed journals, and a faculty appointment at the level of Instructor or Assistant Professor. Applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and underrepresented populations are highly encouraged and desired.

Applications will be accepted until June 1, 2022.  

For further information and details on eligibility criteria, application form, and additional required application materials, visit our website at: BWH BIRCWH

Application materials should be submitted to Kwan Quach at  

Questions about the BIRCWH program or application process can be directed to Kwan Quach at