Apply for the 2023 Cycle 2 of LAB Awards, now introducing a “Mini Lab” Award!

The Washington University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is soliciting applications for 2023 Cycle 2 of the L.A.B. Award internal pilot grants. The goal of this program is to promote research and grantsmanship by providing pilot funding for residents, clinical fellows, postdoctoral research fellows and associates, and junior faculty in the Department who have no startup or extramural research funding. Projects should be for clinical or translational research in women’s health that are not eligible for Just-in-Time funding through the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences affiliated cores. The L.A.B. award will fund one-year pilot grants for up to $10,000 for all applicants.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a resident, clinical or postdoctoral fellow/associate, or faculty at the instructor or assistant professor level within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Faculty must have no startup research package or extramural research funding. Non-faculty must have an OB/GYN faculty sponsor and may identify a second faculty sponsor from any department (second sponsor is not required). Two trainees may apply as co-PIs. Applicants may only be the recipient of one L.A.B. Award per academic year, and they may only submit one application each cycle.

Timeline & Deadline:

An email with your intent to submit is due Monday, September 18th, 2023 at 5pm
Applications are due by Monday, October 2nd, 2023 at 5pm

Award Mechanisms

For the first time this year, we will award both LAB Awards ($2,000-10,000) and mini-LAB Awards (≤$2,000—see Box), for statistical analysis of existing datasets and/or assistance with chart reviews. Both awards have a 12-month project period and eligibility criteria is the same for both mechanisms.