CENTER FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH AND WELLNESS

School of Health and Human Sciences

Call for 2024-25 Faculty Fellows for the Center for Women's Health and Wellness

CWHW Fellowships provide faculty the opportunity to collaborate with the Center through a well-defined project that advances both the Center’s strategic initiatives and their own scholarly / professional interests. The experience could culminate in a variety of outcomes including, but not limited to a definitive research project, external grant submission, dedicated time for research training that extends beyond the scope of their current expertise, and program development and assessment. Other examples for early-stage projects may include establishing community connections, building interdisciplinary collaborations, performing needs assessment, and collecting pilot data needed to support a future interdisciplinary grant submission.

Other examples for early-stage projects may include

  • establishing community connections,
  • building interdisciplinary collaborations,
  • performing needs assessment,
  • and collecting pilot data needed to support a future interdisciplinary grant submission.

For the 2024-25 academic year, priority will be given to faculty member whose interests align with Strategic Initiatives 1.2 and 5.0 as we continue to grow our Active Girls Healthy Girls Project. However, applicants whose interests align with any topic that addresses the Center’s strategic initiatives are welcome to apply.


APPOINTMENT

Fellow appointments can be for one academic year and include a one-course release each semester. Appointments may be renewable for one additional year depending on the productivity of the collaboration and perceived impact of the additional work on Center strategic priorities (a new application is required).

A $4000 stipend will be given to the home department in Fall and Spring semesters to cover the course release from teaching each semester. Funds up to $4000 to support project goals may be awarded depending on proposed activities and availability of funds. Fellows may also apply through ORE and HHS internal funding mechanisms to further support research activities.


EXPECTATIONS

  • Completion of the proposed objectives must be attainable within the specified period (not to exceed one calendar year).
  • The proposed work must include intermediate milestones with success metric(s) to demonstrate progress toward project goals.
  • The fellow will meet regularly with the Center Director and submit a mid-term progress report at the end of the first semester. Second semester course release / funding is contingent on satisfactory progress (e.g., completion of intermediate milestones).
  • Disseminate final findings / outcomes at a CWHW event (e.g., research forum, CWHW speaker series, Core Advisory Team meeting).
  • Participation in Center activities during the time of their fellowship that are relevant to the project goals.

ELIGIBILITY / SELECTION CRITERIA

  • UNCG Faculty at any level who have an interest in partnering with CWHW to develop, implement and lead actions related to the Center’s strategic initiatives.
  • Demonstrated record of scholarly interests, community engagement and/or productivity in an area that aligns with one or more of the Center’s strategic initiatives or research priorities (applicants are encouraged to discuss their interests with the Center Director prior to applying). Projects that specifically align with Research Priority #2 are preferred for 2023-24.
  • Demonstrate evidence of excellent organization skills, attention to detail and strong work ethic to effectively lead and achieve project goals within the one-year appointment
  • Experience in grant writing and willingness to pursue external funding options (preferred).
  • Ability and desire to work in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.
  • Quality and perceived impact of proposed work on women’s health and wellness.
  • Justification for release time to achieve project goals.

TO APPLY

Complete the following and send to sjshultz@uncg.edu:

  • CWHW Fellow Application
  • Current Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae (5 page)
  • Letter of Support from Department Chair
  • Letter of Recommendation (other than Department Chair) attesting to eligibility criteria

Fellows will be selected by a committee comprised of the CWHW Director and at least 2 Core Advisory Team members.

Deadline for Applications March 1, 2024

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