Call for Applications

The University of Kansas BIRCWH (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health) K12 Program announces the availability of faculty development award opportunities in women's health research. The faculty development award provides salary support and funds for research and development of junior faculty (see eligibility requirements below).

  • Call for Applications: Monday, August 20, 2012
  • Application Deadline: Friday, October 12, 2012
  • Award Notification: Monday, December 10, 2012
  • Award Start Date: February 1, 2013


Individuals interested in applying should contact Beth Kerling to schedule a meeting with the Program Director, Susan Carlson, Ph.D. For more information on how to apply, please review the application process. All required forms for the application are located on this website. PLEASE SUBMIT ALL DOCUMENTS ELECTRONICALLY TO Those forms requiring signatures can be faxed to 913-945-6621, or sent via campus mail to MS 4013.


  1. Clinical doctorate or Ph.D. equivalent.
  2. Completion of postgraduate training required for a faculty appointment.
  3. At the time of application, no more than six years of research training experience beyond their doctoral degree.
  4. A full time faculty appointment in the School of Allied Health, Medicine, Nursing or Pharmacy at the University of Kansas (Medical Center, KU-Lawrence).
  5. Commitment of salary support, laboratory space, research start-up package, and 75% protected effort towards women's health research from an appropriate School or Research Institute.
  6. The Department, School, Research Center, and/or Research Institute is expected to supplement the BIRCWH salary contribution to a level that is consistent with the KUMC salary scale. Institutional supplementation of a salary will not include duties or responsibilities that would interfere with the BIRCWH Program and the 75% protected women's health research effort. This agreement is needed to ensure that the IWHR Scholar has a salary consistent with salaries for other junior faculty in his/her department. Please note that NIH funds cannot be used to supplement salary.
  7. The incoming IWHR Scholar cannot be or have been a PD/PI on an Ro1, R29 or subproject of a Program Project, Center grant, independent mentored career development (K-series) grants or other equivalent research grant from PHS; except for R03 and R21. Scholars may be allowed concurrent salary support only while in the last two years when in compliance with NIH Policy Notice (NOT-OD-04-007).
  8. The IWHR Scholar must be a United States citizen or non-citizen national, or have legal admission into the United States as a permanent citizen.

Thank you,

Patricia A. Thomas, M.D.
Principal Investigator

Susan Carlson, Ph.D
Program Director

Last modified: Sep 25, 2012