Fred Hutch and Hutch United (HU) are dedicated to training a diverse group of world-class scientists and established a new fellowship to support underrepresented and self-identified minority graduate students and post-doctoral researchers during their training at Fred Hutch. In line with the mission of Hutch United, the fellowships will provide financial support for underrepresented graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in order to ensure their retention and to foster a diverse community of scientists. These fellowships will fund one graduate student and one post-doctoral fellow from an underrepresented background for a period of one or two years.
These fellowships provide a total of $100,000 in direct costs per year for a maximum of two years. These funds are apportioned for salary (NIH minimum for postdocs, NIH Pay Scale for Postdocs, or the current stipend level for your UW graduate program), tuition (for graduate students), benefits, travel, research supplies, as well as other costs as appropriate (e.g. leadership training workshops, short courses). Funds should not be used for lab equipment, but may be used to purchase a computer for the trainee if appropriate. Use of the NIDDK-supported Core Center of Excellence in Hematology (CCEH) facilities, if needed, will be covered up to $10,000. For more information about CCEH, please visit the CCEH website.
Eligible applicants have established relationships with a primary mentor based in one of the five scientific divisions within Fred Hutch. There are no restrictions on length of tenure in predoctoral training or postdoctoral fellowship. Postdoctoral fellows who are not yet based at Fred Hutch should identify a primary Fred Hutch mentor committed to sponsoring their fellowship application.
All self-identified underrepresented scientists are eligible and encouraged to apply. Specific eligible groups include but are not limited to: individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups; women and transgender scientists; individuals identifying as lesbian, gay, or bisexual; individuals with disabilities; non-US citizen international scientists; veterans; and individuals from other socially, culturally, economically, or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds that have inhibited their ability to pursue a career in health-related research. Eligibility is not limited to these general categories, however, and we recognize that individuals can be underrepresented specifically within their field or within Fred Hutch.
More details about eligibility are available on CenterNet.
Hutch United is currently soliciting applications from postdoctoral fellows and graduate students currently under the mentorship of Fred Hutch faculty.
Applications are due May 15, 2016 with funding commencing July 1, 2016. More information about how to apply is available on CenterNet.
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