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. Check out our Hutch Teacher Fellowship Blog!
We plan to resume our Hutch Teacher Fellowship in the summer of 2021, with the understanding that the final format of the program will depend upon evidenced-based understanding of the risk posed by COVID-19. If possible, the program will run as expected and described. However, given the pandemic, the program's format may be virtual, or a hybrid of virtual and on-campus. The program’s duration may also be impacted. We will provide updates as more information becomes available closer to the program start date.
Application opens January 1, 2021 and closes March 15, 2021 11:59 pm PST
The Principal Commitment of Support Form is due by March 31st, 2021, 11:59 pm PST
Before you apply, we recommend that you review the application pdf (coming soon) which has a summary of the application questions. Please note that the PDF is for reference only, and to be considered for the fellowship, you must complete the online application.
1. Complete the online application form.
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, 2021, 11:59 pm PST. Please communicate with your recommender to advise them that the recommendation form is only sent after you submit your application.
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.