WWHF has administered the awards of hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants and scholarships, supporting the work of women scientists and researchers.
The WWHF focuses on supporting women in medical research fields as they have been historically underrepresented in this work. Studies conducted with male participants are often generalized to all people, excluding women’s voice and unique health concerns. As women assume leadership positions at research institutions, women’s health concerns have become less and less marginalized.
It all begins with a healthy woman!
How to Apply
Submit applications to Nora Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 pm on May 2, 2016. Each application should be saved as a single PDF file.
The Meehan-Viney Brain Cancer Research Grant
Award: $70,000 ($35,000 annually for two years)
Focus: Supporting women with an investigator status at a Wisconsin educational, research institution in their research of brain cancer diagnosis and treatment, specifically astrocytoma/glioblastoma. Priority will be given to candidates who demonstrated ability to conduct quality peer-reviewed research on astrocytoma/glioblastoma brain cancer in young adults.
Focus: Supporting junior women faculty members (assistant professors or assistant scientists) in their development as leader in breast cancer research. Priority will be given to applicants whose work is directly relevant to new or existing breast cancer research and who displays leadership potential.
Focus: Supporting junior women faculty members (assistant professors or assistant scientists) in their development as leaders in women’s health research. Priority will be give to applicants working directly with Wisconsin women, whose research falls within the targeted areas of WWHF, and who displays leadership potential.
Award: $10,000 (Multiple grants awarded in amounts of UP TO $2,500)
Focus: To promote and assist nonprofit community organizations committed to education and outreach in women’s health, based on the premise that the partnerships between the WWHF and the grant recipient organization will capitalize on the strengths and unique skills of both organizations.
Focus: Providing financial assistance to licensed, registered nurses interested in becoming a Faith Community Nurse and completing a faith community nurse program. Scholarship funds are to be used for tuition, travel, books and/or supplies for the FCN program.