Grant Services

CWHR Services

The Center for Women’s Health Research is here to provide services to women’s health researchers through all phases of project development, regardless of home department. Services include:

Services Available by Grant Size

Grant size determines the complexity of services available through CWHR. Click on each category below to learn more.

Funding SourcesPI TimeSalary ExpectationsIndirects
  • University
  • Foundations
  • Professional organizations
  • State and local governments
  • Federal
  • Dependant on salary support
  • Minimal salary support
  • Depends on funding source; typically foundation rates are lower than federal rates
  • Foundations
  • Federal
  • Dependant on salary support
  • 10-20% salary support expected (some Foundations or Federal sources)
  • Depends on funding source; typically foundation rates are lower than federal rates
Assistance CWHR can offer
Center assistance for some projects at this level may require funding support from your Division or Department. Please discuss with your Division Director or equivalent before contacting the Center.
  • Database, data management, and analysis
  • Guidance on specimen collection, storage, analysis
  • IRB submissions
  • Mentorship
  • Access to work study students, fellows, medical students, interns, etc.
  • Application preparation and submission
  • Grant administration
  • Progress reports
  • Project management support for recruitment and implementation
  • May be able to broker PRN, RA or research nurse time
Funding SourcesPI TimeSalary ExpectationsIndirects
  • Foundations (few)
  • Federal
  • Usually greater than salary support
  • Minimum 15% salary support expected by funding agency; sometimes more is neccessary
  • Depends on funding source; typically foundation rates are lower than federal rate
Assistance CWHR can offer
The Department of ObGyn supports Center assistance for projects at this level through a yearly contribution to the Center. If you are outside the Department of ObGyn, please contact the Center to determine how we will work together.
  • Database, data management, and analysis
  • Guidance on specimen collection, storage, analysis
  • IRB submission
  • Mentorship
  • Access to work study students, fellows, medical students, interns, etc.
  • Application preparation and submission
  • Grant administration and progress reports
  • Project management for recruitment and implementation
  • Dedicated study staff - RA, research nurse, study coordinator; CWHR can assist with job descriptions, posting, screening, interviewing, all aspects of hiring process
  • Manuscript, abstract, poster preparation
Funding SourcesPI TimeSalary ExpectationsIndirects
  • Commercial - pharmaceutical companies and CRO’s
  • Dependant on complexity of the study and support staff
  • Salary support highly variable; physician time may be minimally covered but much is in-kind
  • Minimum of 28% (non-negotiable)
Assistance CWHR can offer

Assistance for clinical trials is available through the CWHR. Industry sponsored and initiated clinical trials have a unique process to follow. Please see the Industry Sponsored Trials page for details. Please discuss with your Division Director or equivalent, then complete the Clinical Trial Support Request Form to kick off the process.

  • Navigating the Office of Clinical Trials approval process
  • IRB submissions
  • Evaluating protocols and recruitment potential
  • Establishing cost of protocol
  • Budget negotiations
  • Sponsor and study vetting
  • Recruitment and enrollment tracking
  • Monitoring financial health of trials.

Through trial and evaluation, CWHR has created solid processes to guide principal investigators through the pre-award and post-award phases. These methods allow us to provide reliable services with just enough room for customization depending on the project. We have also developed a PI Portal for investigators and their support personnel dedicated to answering common questions such as cash advance, ordering, travel, etc. processes and form, as well as available university resources. And if you find a better method or have suggestions we're happy to learn from you!