FAQs

Interdisciplinary Training

FAQs

I am interested in the program and want to apply. When are you accepting applications?

  • We update the website, post flyers, and send announcements across institutions several weeks prior to the deadline. This usually takes place annually in late summer.
Do I need to submit an application to both funding sources for consideration? Do I need to identify one funding source?
  • No, only one application is required for consideration for both funding sources. Program leadership will evaluate positions available and applicant eligibility when reviewing applications.

I am a foreign national with a student visa. What funding source would I be eligible to receive?

  • The Fred Hutch-funded positions in the program do not have citizenship requirements; however, applicants must be based at Fred Hutch.

What is the time commitment of the program?

  • Trainees must dedicate at least 40 hours per week (full-time effort) to the training program.
  • Trainees are generally appointed to the program for at least 12-months, with opportunities to re-apply for further funding.

I am looking for support for a few months in between fellowships. Can I apply?

  • The program does not support short-term training.

I am not able to start an appointment on December 1. Can I still apply?

  • Please consult with the program's administrator regarding your specific situation before applying.

Can I receive a fellowship while supported by the program?

  • Generally, no. Please consult with the program's administrator regarding your specific situation.

With whom should I consult regarding stipend tax applicability and obligations?

  • Please contact your local IRS office.

Does my application packet need to be routed internally at my institution? Does it require any kind of institutional signoff?

  • No. The application is for participation in the program, and funding is not awarded directly to applicants (i.e. you will not be PI on the award).

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