Mothers Leading Science program

Mothers Leading Science (MLS) is a year-long leadership development program for research-intensive female faculty in the health sciences who are raising school-age and/or young children. The purpose of this group is to foster professional and personal growth, provide peer mentoring, integrate the dual roles of scientist and mother, and build a network of peers for ongoing support throughout their careers.

Program overview 

  • One year formal programming, followed by annual retreat and consultation
  • Cohort size: 8-12
  • Focus on modest pre-work and vital cohort conversations
  • Eligibility:
    • Health sciences research-intensive faculty (⩾50% protected research time)
    • Identify as female
    • Mother of school-age and/or younger children
    • Priority given to current and former CTSI and BIRCWH Scholars, and diverse/underrepresented faculty in the health sciences. 

If you are interested in the MLS program but do not meet eligibility/availability criteria, please sign up for this interest list. We will contact you should we expand the program beyond research-intensive female faculty.

Application details

Now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Cohort. 

Questions may be directed to Michelle Lamere, MPA, ACC, Asst Director for Education Programs and MLS program leader and facilitator, at

Application deadlines

  • October 28, 2020, by 11:59pm

MLS is a collaboration of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) program, and the Center for Women in Medicine and Science. 

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