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Aimee L. McRae-Clark,
PharmD, BCPP

Clinical Neuroscience Division
Associate Professor, Departments of
Psychiatry and Neurosciences


Medical University of South Carolina’s
Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH)
Faculty Career Development K12 Program in Neurosciences


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Funding Opportunity


Call for Applications

February 18, 2015

K12 Applications due

April 17, 2015
by 12:00 PM

Applicant Interviews, if required

April/May 2015

Notification of awards

June 2015

Appointment start date

July 1, 2015


Number of Openings



2-year minimum

Effort Requirement

75% minimum

Salary Maximum

$100,000 yearly
(including fringe)


Sarah Gainey,
or (843) 792‐8207


The BIRCWH Career Development Program at the Medical University of South Carolina will support the research career development of junior faculty members who have recently completed clinical training or postdoctoral fellowships, and who have mentorship and a solid plan for training in basic research, translational research, clinical research and/or health services research relevant to women's health in all areas of the neurosciences. BIRCWH is a K12 career development program co‐funded by the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIHCD), National Institutes of Health.

Scholars will be selected for a career development award to begin JULY 1, 2015. Applicants must be on faculty or eligible to join the faculty by this date.  Scholars will receive 2-years of salary support commensurate with 75-100% effort per year (see Salary & Time Commitment under “Eligibility”) to pursue multidisciplinary clinical and pre-clinical research. The program includes a supportive environment, start-up research funds, access to core faculty who provide expertise and guidance in research design, measurement techniques, study coordination, data management, biostatistical analysis, publishing and presenting research, grant writing, and a training plan that the applicants, in consultation with their mentors, must develop specific to their career goals.  Applicants should develop a research topic in consultation with an eligible mentor (experienced faculty with NIH research funding) and apply according to the instructions outlined below.  Yearly reappointment is contingent upon scholar satisfactorily meeting minimum productivity standards.


BIRCWH Program Guidelines and Application Instructions (pdf)


Order in which application will be uploaded

Downloadable Instructions and Form Files

1.  Face Page

Face Page Form (pdf)

2.  Candidate Biographical Sketch (5-page limit)

UPDATED 2015 NIH Biosketch Format Page (MS Word)

2015 Biosketch instructions and samples (MS Word)

3.  Primary Mentor Biographical Sketch (5-page limit)

4.  Secondary Mentor Biographical Sketch (5-page limit)

5.  Additional Mentor/s (please combine into one pdf and upload)

6.  Budget & Justification

Budget Format Page (MS Word)

7.  Primary Mentor Statement (1-page limit) & Trainee Table

Primary Mentor Statement & Trainee Table (MS Word)

8.  Secondary Mentor Statement (1-page limit) & Trainee Table

Secondary/Additional Mentor Statement & Trainee Table (MS Word)

9.  Additional Mentor/s (1-page limit per person) & Trainee Table (please combine into one pdf and upload)

10. Department Chair or Division Head Statement (1-page limit)

Department Chair or Division Head Form (MS Word)

11. Candidate Statement (Not to exceed 4-pages)

Candidate Statement Form (MS Word)

12. Research Plan

Research Plan Instructions (MS Word)

Questions?  Contact Sarah Gainey, BIRCWH Program Coordinator at (843) 792.8207 or