To support the academic career development of women faculty who have demonstrated academic potential and leadership skills. The intention of the award is to provide career support so that more women reach the rank of Associate and Full Professor. All applicants also have the opportunity to receive individual academic advisement. 


This program has been designed for women faculty who are Assistant or Associate Professors in departments / divisions at Cincinnati Children's, as well as receive a paycheck from Cincinnati Children's. In general, successful applicants have been in their current academic rank at Cincinnati Children's for at least 3 years. The eligible candidate should have a record of academic accomplishments, such as grants and publications, but needs additional support to ensure academic success.

Award Amount

The award amount is variable according to identified needs; usually $70,000 per year is given to the scholar for use in a manner that she deems appropriate for her research. Funds cannot be used for salary support of the scholar. The maximum award length is 2 years and is dependent upon demonstration of progress.


The application is limited to a full CV, plus a one-page statement including:

  1. Career goals
  2. How this award will help achieve these goals
  3. How the funding will be used.

The application must be submitted on the CCAPS website or by email as ONE document to mallory.depalma@cchmc.org by close of business on Friday, October 7, 2016.


The scholar will be chosen by January 1, 2017, and the award will be activated at that time.

Contact  Us

Please feel free to contact the chair or committee members if you have any questions:

Katherine Yutzey, PhD (Chair) (513-636-8340)
Maria Britto, MD (513-636-8583)
Claire Chougnet, PhD (513-636-8847)
Stella Davies, MD (513-636-1371)
Jackie Grupp-Phelan, MD (513-636-3465)
James Heubi, MD (513-636-8046)
Heidi Kalkwarf, PhD (513-636-3803)
Avani Modi, PhD (513-636-4864)
Kathleen Walsh, MD (513-803-4588)