BWIMS Professional Development Scholarship
The Baystate Women in Medicine and Science Professional Development Scholarship was founded in 2014 to support female providers' academic and organizational advancement.
Past BWIMS Scholarship recipients have used the scholarship toward accomplishments like completing a degree, presenting research at a national conference, traveling with a surgical team to help communities in Haiti, and participating in a meeting that helped develop a transgender health program.
Apply for the Scholarship
Female physicians or advanced practitioners on staff at any Baystate Health location may apply.
BWIMS Scholarships are awarded twice a year.
||Application Due Date
||Dates to use scholarship
|Preceding October 1st - September 31st
||Upcoming October 1st- September 31st
Scholarship has to be used within the fiscal year. The spring scholarship can include the preceding 6 months until September 31st after. The fall scholarship will be for the following fiscal year.
Please email the following to BWIMS@baystatehealth.org:
- A brief proposal (less than 500 words) about the professional development request—a statement of support from the chair of the department must be included [e.g. "I have received approval for this proposal from the Chair of my Department"]
- Current CV and brief proposal statement
Review and Award Process
Applications are scored on the following criteria:
- Quality of application
- Benefit to the applicant
- Benefit to the organization
- Promotion of applications addressing workforce gaps
The awardee is selected by the BWIMS Leadership Committee and the Scholarship Subcommittee. Special consideration will be taken for AAMC GWIMS conference attendees.