Women's Early Research Career (WERC) Award


Women's Early Research Career (WERC) Award

Recognizing the difficulty of maintaining research productivity during early career stages when competing extra-professional responsibilities (including child-rearing) are common, the DOM has established the WERC Award. The purpose is to provide supplemental funding for women who are junior faculty to increase research productivity thereby increasing career advancement opportunities for women in academic medicine.

  • Provides junior faculty women funding to sustain research productivity during early stages of their careers
  • $50,000/year for two years in direct costs to supplement or complement current, funded research (total $100,000)
  • Letter of Intent form available here
  • Eligibility details and formal announcement available here

2017 Dates and Deadlines

Letter of Intent submission deadline: February 20, 2017
Notification of LOI acceptance/invitation to apply: March 6, 2017
Full application due: May 1, 2017
Notification of awards: June 5, 2017
Start date: July 1, 2017