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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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Thank you for your interest in the MUSC BIRCWH Program! 

The application period for the funding year beginning July 2014 has closed.  Check back in
November 2014 for information on how to apply for the funding year beginning July 2015.


Call for Applications
Nov 12, 2013
K12 Applications due
March 3, 2014 
by 12 PM
Applicant Interviews, if required
April/May 2014
Notification of awards
June 2014

Appointment start date

July 1, 2014


Number of Openings
2-3 years
Effort Requirement
75% minimum
Salary Maximum
$100,000 yearly
(including fringe)

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, 2014. Applicants must be on faculty or eligible to join the faculty by this date.  Scholars will receive 2-3 years of salary support commensurate with 75-100% effort per year 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)

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

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