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The WRHR K12 program is a single-track program – only OB-GYN physicians have met the eligibility requirement set by NIH can apply. Our scholars will conform to all scholars’ eligibility requirements set in RFA-HD-20-013, including:

    • be a physician, holding MD or DO degree
    • have completed postgraduate residency training in obstetrics and gynecology
    • have attained board eligibility in their subspecialty within the last 4 years
    • have identified approved mentor(s) with extensive research experience
    • being able to devote at least 9 person-months of full-time professional effort to research
    • not being or have been PI on any of the following NIH awards:  R01, R29, U01/U10, subproject of a Program Project (P01), Center (P50, P60, U54) grant, or individual mentored or non-mentored career development award (e.g., K01, K02, K08, K22, K23, K24, K25, K99).
    • scholars must be citizens or noncitizen nationals of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment

Our scholars’ selection and retention plan will lean on unique features of our academic environment and experienced advisory committee recommendations to attract and nurture the most qualified candidates and the institutional commitment will guarantee 80% research time of sufficient duration in the Program for each WRHR Scholar. The remaining time will be spent on clinical duty at the affiliated hospital. Two scholars will be selected in 2020: one to be clinically affiliated with Ob-Gyn Brigham and Women’s Hospital and one – with Ob-Gyn Mass General Hospital.

We are deeply committed to enhancing diversity developing the independent research careers of women and OB-GYN physicians from under-represented minority groups.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law

We are not currently accepting applications, but please email if you are interested in being considered for a future opening!


    1. A 5-page description including:
      • research interests and plan, and
      • career development goals and plan
    2. Curriculum Vitae with a review of all previous educational experiences and a listing of all research experiences and publications
    3. Endorsement letter by current Ob-Gyn Department Chair/Division Director
    4. Two letters of recommendation by clinical and research mentors
    5. Completed Application Form

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    If you have any questions about the Program or application process, please contact

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