The Hutch Fellowship for Excellence in STEM Teaching is a two-summer program for science educators seeking an in-depth, biomedical research experience at Fred Hutch. The fellowship provides support for two paid summers of research, with additional school year follow-up. While this program is designed for secondary life science teachers, it is open to other STEM teachers as well.
Unfortunately, the Science Education Partnership has made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person portions of our teacher summer program this year.
We are still considering a number of creative virtual options for building community with the science educators we serve. While we remain deeply committed to supporting teachers as they prepare the next generation of scientific leaders, the uncertainty around COVID-19 prevents us from providing them with an in-person experience.
The heart of the Hutch Teacher Fellowship is immersion in a research group on the Fred Hutch campus in Seattle, but to optimize the safety and well-being of our staff and the larger community, we are now temporarily transitioning almost all on-site work to remote work. Those whose work happens primarily in labs will continue collaborating with peers, writing grant proposals, reviewing articles and papers, conducting analyses and offering their expertise as needed.
We do not know when operations will fully return on-site, and we cannot make commitments to interns with this uncertainty.
Fred Hutch remains committed to training the next generation of scientific leaders. Continue to check our website for updates and learn more about our efforts to track and stop COVID-19.
Application closes March 15, 2020 11:59 pm PST, Principal Commitment of Support Form is due by March 31st, 2020, 11:59 pm PST.
Before you apply, we recommend that you review the Preview 2020 Hutch Fellowship Application PDF which has a summary of the application questions.
1. Complete the online application form.
You can preview the application before completing the online form.
Please note that the PDF is for reference only, and to be considered for the fellowship, you must complete the online application.
2. Obtain administrator or supervisor recommendation. After finishing the application, an automatic email will be sent to your listed principal/ school representative with a link to a Commitment of Support Form. Your principal/ school representative must submit this form by March 31, 2020, 11:59 pm PST.
Fellowship applicants must be:
We especially encourage applications from past SEP participants, teachers from racial and ethnic groups traditionally underrepresented in health sciences and persons with disabilities, as well as teachers with economically disadvantaged backgrounds, or those who work largely with students from such backgrounds.
Unless teachers and researchers make prior arrangements together, the mentor will have the primary responsibility for selecting a teacher to work with. We will review initial applications and make recommendations to the mentors.
Teachers will negotiate the exact times and dates of their fellowship with their mentor, with most teachers spending 7-8 weeks in the lab each summer. The expectation is the equivalent of 12 weeks/year, inclusive of time spent working on curriculum and piloting lessons in classrooms. Pilot lessons are created by participants, but teachers may also pilot SEP curriculum.