Listed below are productivity standards that have been established for University of Kentucky BIRCWH Scholars. The standards are guidelines to ensure that Scholars remain on track for attaining independent funding within 2 to 3 years after beginning the BIRCWH Program.
The BIRCWH Program funds MD Scholars for up to three years and PhD Scholars generally for up to two years. However, special consideration will be given to PhD Scholars engaged in clinical research. Their participation may be extended to three years. Submission of quarterly reports is required of all Scholars. The information on the quarterly reports should reflect the Scholarís progress in meeting these standards. The standards reflect expectations of research activity based on the level of support from the BIRCWH Program and the anticipated baseline skill levels of Scholars selected for the program. When necessary, we will discuss adjustments to these productivity standards for individual Scholars.
By the end of 3 months - submission of IACUC, IRB, GCRC and other required
By the end of 6 months - submission of documentation that research has started with
preliminary results generated and
presented at Seminar Series
By the end of the first year - submission of an abstract
By the end of 18 months - submission of a manuscript and preliminary draft of grant to
By the end of 24 months - submission of a grant not necessarily to NIH
By the end of 30 months - submission of grant revisions and submission of R01 or K award
By the end of 36 months - submission of R01 revisions or a new R grant
By the end of 3 months - submission of IACUC, IRB, GCRC, or other required regulatory
- submission of first draft of review paper and a grant application
By the end of 6 months - submission of a completed review paper
- presentation of preliminary data at Seminar Series
- draft of grant application
By the end of 12 months - submission of an abstract and draft manuscript with or
without mentor collaboration
By the end of 18 months - submission of R01
By the end of 24 months - submission of R01 revisions or a new R grant
NOTE: All above-mentioned approvals, abstracts, papers, grant applications, etc., must be the result of research activities associated with the Scholarís BIRCWH application proposal.