The ARM Fund for Medical and Research Trainee Moms

Support diversity in academic research and medicine by helping Black women with young children and who 
are training to be physicians and research scientists.

We are starting this fund from a network of more than 2,500 mothers who work in academic research and medicine.  We know how challenging it is to balance parenting with climbing the academic ladder. This year the pandemic has made progress especially hard for medical/graduate students and advanced trainees with young children but limited childcare options. We want to do something to help level the field for other women with children.  This fund will be used to make small grants to help with childcare expenses for medical students, graduate students, medical residents and postdoctoral fellows who are also moms of young children (3 years old and under or with special needs up to age 12). 

So that we can focus our support on women of color, the proceeds will be donated directly to Meharry Medical College and to The HBCU (Historically Black College and University) Foundation.  Both of these non-profit entities have graciously agreed to set up and distribute these grants on our behalf to support eligible women within their enrollment network.

Please donate and help us spread the word so that we can reach as many women as possible with the message that there is a place for you as a mother while also an academician in research and medicine.

Thank you! - Academic Research Moms

The HBCU Foundation Partnership with the ARM Fund


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    • $100 
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Mariya Sweetwyne 
Seattle, WA

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