The University of Kentucky Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program is accepting applications for scholars interested in research to advance women’s health.

Applications are being accepted through March 14 for one scholar position beginning August 2024. You can find more information about the application process online here.

Scholars are appointed for two years. Each applicant will develop a specific research project that will be funded by this program and has the potential for further funding.

UK’s program is entering its 24th year as a founding NIH BIRCWH program with recent funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) under the National Institute of Health (NIH).

The program offers numerous resources, including mentorship, networking, professional and career development, and manuscript and grant writing assistance. The goal is to support BIRCWH members on their trajectory to becoming independent and funded women’s health researchers.

The NIH training grant covers 50% to 75% of a scholar’s protected time to focus on research to accomplish these goals.

The BIRCWH program provides research and personal support for scholars through regular interactions. The research community includes UK faculty with interconnected research interests at similar points in their careers.

Anyone with questions about the UK BIRCWH program can contact Emily Clear (