BIRCWH Eligibility and Application

Eligibility Criteria

The scholar position is a junior faculty appointment, not a fellowship. At the time of the award, candidates for support as BIRCWH Scholars must: (1) have a clinical doctorate or PhD degree or its equivalent; (2) have completed any postgraduate training normally expected for a faculty appointment in their field (including clinical or postdoctoral fellowship training, or residency if they have chosen not to subspecialize); (3) not have more than six years of research or research training experience beyond their last doctoral degree; (4) identify a mentor with extensive research experience who will support the applicant for the remaining 25% of his/her salary if full-time; (5) be able to spend at least of 75% of full-time professional effort conducting research and research career development; (6) not be or have been a Principal Investigator on an R01, R29 or subproject of a Program Project (P01), Center (P50, P60, U54) grant, mentored career development (K-series) grants, or other equivalent research grant awards; except for R03 and R21 (7) be a U.S. citizen or noncitizen national, or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence and possess an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151 or I-155) or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent citizen. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.

Application Requirements

1.  Six (6) page research proposal, excluding references. Font size must be at least Arial 11 point and margins must be no less than 1/2" on all sides. Include the following in the proposal:

  • Specific Aims
  • Background
  • Preliminary Data, if available
  • Experimental Design

2. One page career development plan
3. Two written references
4. Curriculum vitae
5. Completed application form

The next application deadline is October 30, 2017.

Send your full application to Kwan Quach:

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