Boston University’s Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences and College of Engineering are prepared to lead the country in promoting gender equity for women in biomedical science. The positive impact of gender diversity within science, technology, engineering, math and medicine (STEMM) faculty on patient care, research and teaching is well-documented. However, the culture of STEMM perpetuates explicit and implicit biases that impede progress.
We seek innovative scholarly biomedical research or educational projects conducted by faculty in the Chobanian & Avedisian SOM, College of Arts and Sciences and College of Engineering that advance gender equity for women in the biomedical sciences.
Examples include an educational intervention to promote writing equitable letters of recommendation and evaluations; a program to reduce gender-based microaggressions; or an intervention to improve support for caregiving faculty.
REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS: Advance Gender Equity for Women in the Biomedical Sciences
Proposals Deadline: Novemebr 15, 2022
Submit proposals to Dr. Megan Bair-Merritt at email@example.com
Funds are restricted to scholarly biomedical research or educational projects that advance gender equity for women in biomedical sciences for faculty from the BU Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, College of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences.
Application Submittal Process
Grant. The cover page and a <2 page, single-spaced proposal (references and budget not included in page limit). Please number the pages.
- The Cover page: include the project title, project team, IRB# if applicable and total budget
- Grant format. Please include the following sections:
- Background and Project Objectives/Aims
- Design/Methods: Includes details about the program and its delivery
- Data Collection/Evaluation Plan
- Sustainability: How might the project be sustained after funding ends?
- Project Dissemination Plans
- CVs or biosketch for the PI
- Project budget of up to $2,000 for the calendar year 2023, and brief budget justification (<1 page, not counted in the 2-page limit).
- Any unspent grant funds will not be available after Dec. 30, 2023.
- Do not include faculty salary support.
Applications that do not follow the above format will not be reviewed.
Grant funds are contingent upon compliance with the following deliverables/expectations:
- Six-month progress report to detail completed and upcoming activities, summarize data collected thus far, discuss next steps.
- Final report including a summary of project activities, data collected, dissemination and sustainability plans.
- Recipients will acknowledge the funding (verbiage will be provided) on all papers and presentations.
- Presentation of work at final workshop open to the greater BUMC-CRC community.