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Request for Women’s Health Research Pilot Grant Proposals

Proposal Deadline: Nov 1, 2023

 Funding: $15,000 per proposal 


The Purdue Women’s Global Health Institute (WGHI) and the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) have partnered to solicit proposals of outstanding scientific merit addressing translational research of women’s health issues. Proposals focusing on prevention, early detection, health disparities, rural women’s health, and sex and gender differences from any discipline are encouraged, but not required. Proposals on sex and gender differences in biological responses to exposome are highly welcomed this year. All funded project teams are expected to gather preliminary data to submit competitive applications to external funding agencies, or to seek support from an outside organization (e.g. companies, foundations, etc.) for continuation of the research.


Research team may request up to $15,000.


The PIs must be tenured/tenure-track, research, or clinical faculty at or above the assistant professor rank at Purdue University. Funds are restricted to Purdue’s West Lafayette campus personnel only.

Here is the proposal guidelineOnline submission will be open by Oct 20, 2023

Save the Date: Nov 16, 2023

WGHI Interview Series 

Dr. Paula Johnson

Cardiologist and the current President of Wellesley College

"Beyond the X and Y: Gender Biology and Women's Health"   

Women's Health Research Symposium -- Sept 6, 2023

Recording -- coming soon

Indiana CTSI and WGHI Restreat -- Feb 17, 2023

The playlist of the entire event

Selected talks:

Introduction and Breakout Sessions

Keynote "Navigating Women's Health Issues and Research" -- Janine Clayton, NIH
"Women's Health in Indiana" -- Lindsay Weaver, IN Department of Health


Congratulations to 2023 WGHI research grant awardees! 

Women's Health Research Grant Awardees: (click for details)


Women's Global Health Institute

The health of women and girls is of particular concern as a result of gender-related biological differences, socioeconomic status, and disparities in research involving women participants. At Purdue University, we deliver solutions through research and training that address these challenges, both nationally and internationally, through our work at the Women’s Global Health Institute (WGHI). The institute combines strong technology, engineering, natural and social sciences, and is a hub for interdisciplinary research. 

The institute aspires to deliver meaningful solutions to the challenges in women’s health by securing partnerships and support for research and training from government, private foundations, and corporate companies. 

Our Women's Health Research Grant Program supports outstanding researchers in women's health. Here are the recent awardees. 

Tell us about your work on women's health and sex differences: 

We'd love to hear from you and discuss how we can promote and support your work on women's health and sex differences. Please click here to send us the information (requires a description of ~2-3 lines of your current or future work) and we will follow up with you. 

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