Fellowships of $5,000 to USA individuals currently holding or pursuing an MD or PhD to carry out research related to women’s health. Research must be conducted at a U.S.-based institution. Priority research areas include, but are not limited to, female cancers, cardiovascular disease, and health concerns that primarily affect women. Funding is intended to acknowledge the work of individual awardees and to support their academic, training, and research success and pursuits.

FWW Fellowship Awards favor individuals with strong academic records and research/career indications of a commitment to research in a women’s health discipline. The latter is determined by research success and experience in publishing and/or presenting research work; honors and awards; and supervisor feedback. 

Research should be related to FWW priority areas which are:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Leading female cancers
  • Hormones’ role in disease and stage-of-life health concerns
  • Diseases or health concerns that disproportionately afflict women
  • Exploration of gender differences related to the aforementioned topics

The application deadline is April 26, 2021, at 11:59 PM MST.

ED will contact applicants via telephone or e-mail if questions or clarification are needed. ED will notify all applicants of decision status via e-mail once finalists have been chosen. Top ranking finalists and their supervisors will be interviewed via telephone.

Because the number of applications varies each year, the exact decision date is not fixed but is generally made within 3-5 months of the deadline date. Final awardees will be notified via phone and checks issued no later than the end of the year.