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Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP) (K12)

Modified: June 13, 2017

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-HD-18-007


The purpose of this FOA issued by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), NIH is to announce the re-competition of the Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP).  This program constitutes a national network of mentors and scholars, in contrast to K12 programs that are based solely at a single applicant institution.  The purpose of the RSDP is to provide career development support for obstetricians and gynecologists who have completed their clinical training, and who are committed to a career conducting basic science research in an academic setting.  The overall goal of the Program is to strengthen the field of obstetrics and gynecology by encouraging the application of contemporary science advances to clinical practice and facilitating the transition to independence of physician-scientists in areas related to obstetrics and gynecology and its subspecialties.

Key Dates

  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): September 30, 2017
  • Application Due Date(s): October 30, 2017
  • Earliest Start Date: July 2018 

Assistance with Proposal Preparation and Special Considerations

The Training Grant Support Office (TGSO) is available to provide support, including data table production involving institution-wide and Training Grant Support Office-tracked data, guidance on NIH instructions, access to proposal aids, connecting with current K12/KL2 leaders at Northwestern, and supplying faculty data to assist with selecting mentors to include in the proposal.

If interested in submitting an application for 2017, preparation should begin as soon as possible.

Please contact Jennifer E. Hobbs, PhD, Assistant Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Training and Development (jennifer-hobbs@northwestern.edu).

Training Grant Director