Faculty Affairs and Diversity

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Diversity (OFAD) focuses on Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center’s efforts to grow and foster support for a diverse, inclusive faculty, with an emphasis on supporting faculty recruitment, career development, retention, mentorship, and leadership development. This work includes:

  • providing training on best practices to all faculty search committees
  • tracking key faculty metrics
  • evaluating faculty satisfaction
  • reviewing and updating faculty policies
  • building relationships with key external academic partners

OFAD aims to strengthen partnerships with University of Washington and Seattle Children’s to support faculty diversity and develop a robust plan to enhance diversity for the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) renewal, to enhance the recruitment and career development of Underrepresented Minority (URM) trainees, and to develop partnerships with peer institutions and grow Fred Hutch’s presence as a DEI leader among cancer centers.

Funding and Awards

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Eddie Méndez Scholar Award

The Dr. Eddie Méndez Scholar Award to extend his commitment to supporting early-career scientists, particularly those from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Learn More About Scholar Award
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Diverse Training Fund

Fred Hutch has allocated funds to support the funding mechanisms described below designed to enhance our recruitment of underrepresented minority trainees. Applications for these funds will be reviewed by the Diversity Trainee Fund Committee consisting of one faculty member from each research division.

How to Apply
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President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Fred Hutch now offers postdoctoral research coupled with faculty mentoring, professional development and academic networking opportunities. The fellowship is designed to provide new scholars with time to focus on research and publishing activities that will enhance their prospects for appointment as tenure-track faculty members. 

Learn About Program Options

Diversity in Our Research Workforce

Our goal is to increase the use of National Institutes of Health Diversity Funding to diversify research faculty, trainees and staff. The NIH Funding Supplement page include general eligbility criteria, institutional criteria and funding opportunities available to Fred Hutch and University of Washington researchers.

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