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Scholar Expectations

Education and Career Development

  • Successful completion of “Taking Responsibility for Responsible Conduct of Research” offered by NUCATS.  A certificate of completion is required.
  • Regular participation in career development activities offered through Northwestern University, NUCATS and the Bioprofessionals Career Development Program (e.g. NUCATS Grant Writing Workshops and Third Monday “Evolving the Translational Research Career” series for junior faculty)
  • Attendance, at least monthly, at scholarly seminars, symposia, lectures and journal clubs that have a women’s health focus (e.g. Institute for Women’s Health Research monthly forums)
  • Implementation of an individual development plan (IDP) in consultation with your mentor(s)

Presentations and Publications

  • One presentation in a seminar series in your field at Northwestern University or affiliate
  • Submission of an abstract for presentation at the annual NIH Interdisciplinary Women's Health Research Symposium (see above) during each year of support
  • One or more abstracts at a major scientific meeting during each year of support.
  • One or more original manuscripts in press by the end of the second year of support and continued original publications during the third year of support

All scholarly publications resulting from and related to research supported by this grant must contain the following statement “[SCHOLAR NAME] is supported in part by Grant Number K12 HD055884 from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.”  It is your responsibility to ensure that the BIRCWH grant is properly acknowledged in press and in PubMed.

Progress Reporting, Feedback and Evaluation

  • Submission of an annual progress report, including a current CV and/or biosketch (as requested)
  • Attendance at regular (usually monthly) data club / progress meetings with NU BIRCWH directors and scholars
  • Participation in anonymous program feedback and review conducted by the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Participation in an Annual External Advisory Committee Meeting

In addition, after the conclusion of BIRCWH support, scholars will be expected to inform the NU BIRCWH program of their positions and funding in perpetuity. 

The application period for 2014 appointments has ended.  Our next RFA will be issued in early 2015.
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