Funding Opportunity: Research on Causal Factors and Interventions that Promote and Support the Careers of Women in Biomedical and Behavioral Science and Engineering (RFA-GM-09-012)

On behalf of the NIH Working Group on Women in Biomedical Careers, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) has published a Request for Applications (RFA) to support research on causal factors and interventions that promote and support the careers of women in biomedical and behavioral science and engineering.  This initiative will provide $2 to $3 million to fund up to eight R01 awards in Fiscal Year 2009.  The receipt date for applications is October 22, 2008.

The aims of the RFA are to support research on 1) causal factors explaining the current patterns observed in the careers of women in biomedical and behavioral science and engineering; and 2) the efficacy of programs designed to eliminate sex/gender disparities and promote the careers of women in these fields.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to,

Broadly written, the funding opportunity supports research not only into women’s careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, but in basic, clinical and interdisciplinary research settings as well as academic, governmental, or corporate settings. Through rigorous research efforts, the NIH and others can begin to change this reality by establishing the evidence base to better understand the causal factors affecting the career paths of men and women and identify new principles to inform the development and/or adaptation of intervention strategies. 

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This page last updated: September 22, 2008