Application Deadline: Friday October 9, 2020 at 5 p.m.


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 mentoring.


This program has been designed for women faculty who are Assistant or Associate Professors in departments/divisions at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and 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 three years. The eligible candidate should have a record of academic accomplishments, such as grants and publications, but needs additional support to ensure academic success. Women who are Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latina, Indigenous, have a disability, and/or from other groups historically underrepresented in medicine and biomedical research are strongly encouraged to apply.

Award Amount

The award amount is variable according to identified needs; up to $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 submitted by email as ONE pdf document (see below) consists of:

  1. A full CV
  2. A one-page statement of career goals, how this award will help achieve the goals specified above, and how the funding will be used
  3. A one-page budget including budget justification


The scholar will be chosen by January 1, 2021, and the award will be activated at that time.

Contact  Us

Please feel free to contact Katherine Yutzey, PhD, Chair of the Schmidlapp Scholars Selection Committee, if you have any questions.

Please submit the specified materials as one pdf file by email to or by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 9, 2020.