Career Development Programs

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison offers the following academic development opportunities for faculty, educators and staff.

Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Scholars Program

The University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) BIRCWH program is an institutional career development program for early career faculty (scholars) who wish to develop independent scientific careers focused on women’s health or sex differences research.

For more information, please contact Terry Little, UW BIRCWH Program Manager, at

Learn more about the UW BIRCWH Program

Centennial Scholars Program

The goal of the Centennial Scholars Program is to develop faculty whose diversity enhances the quality of education and research at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, and who may serve as visible and available role models for students and trainees, especially those from underrepresented minority backgrounds.

The Affiliate Centennial Scholars Program (ACSP) was added in 2018. With this expansion, a new learning community is focused on offering faculty development aimed at increasing mentoring skills for our diverse faculty scholars so they can offer effective mentorship to our URM students. Scholars will also be coached in how to turn faculty educational work into scholarship to support their promotion on their faculty track.

For more information, contact Tracy Downs, director of the Centennial Scholars Program, at or

Institute for Clinical and Translational Research KL2 Scholars

The Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) offers a KL2 Scholars program, established in 2007 with a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the NIH. This five-year award supports interdisciplinary research among investigators and scholars/trainees at UW-Madison and Marshfield Clinic, in communities around the state, and with CTSAs in other states.

For more information, contact Peggy Hatfield, ICTR workforce development, at

Learn more about the ICTR KL2 Scholars Program

NIH Awards at UWSMPH

Many faculty at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have earned awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Career development and training opportunities may be available through these programs. Please view the individual program to check for the availability and focus on the faculty development opportunity.

View a list of training grant (T) awards