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Schmidlapp Women's Scholar Program

Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Women Scholars Program

Application Deadline: Monday October 10, 2022 at 5 p.m.


To provide financial support to advance research programs and promote career advancement of women faculty who have demonstrated academic potential. The goal is to catalyze research progress to enable future major funding and/or promotion to the rank of associate and full professor.


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 financial support for their research program. Women who are Black / African-American, Hispanic / Latina, Indigenous, have a disability, and / or from other groups historically underrepresented in medicine and research are strongly encouraged to apply.

Award Amount

The award amount is variable according to identified needs; up to $100,000 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 two 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 and research goals. Please state how this award will be used to achieve stated goals and overcome barriers to future major funding and career advancement.
  3. A one-page budget including budget justification


Applications will be evaluated based on:

  1. Potential of award to advance the scholar’s career
  2. Merit and track record of the applicant,
  3. Quality and impact of the research program.

The scholar will be chosen by January 1, 2023, 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 by 5 pm on Monday, October 10, 2022.

Schmidlapp Scholars

* no longer at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center