2021 BWH Minority Faculty Career Development Award

Sponsored by the

Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI)

Before you proceed please CLICK HERE to read the application instructions.

The Minority Faculty Career Development Award (MFCDA) is a $100,000 award given to one academician, dispersed over a five (5) year period.  It is a hallmark recruitment and retention program to support underrepresented in medicine (URM) trainees and junior faculty at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, established in 1996 thanks to the efforts of Drs. Marshall Wolf, Howard Hiatt and Robert Handin. The MFCDA is funded by the President’s Office and academic departments.  This award is an important part of BWH’s efforts to increase the representation of URM physicians and scientists in the fellowship programs and faculty positions at BWH.


The applicant must:

  • Be a member of a group underrepresented in medicine (URM*)
  • Be a US citizen or non-citizen national with a permanent residence visa
  • Hold a primary appointment at BWH
  • Hold a professional full time employment at BWH
  • Be a 3rd or 4th year resident, clinical or research fellow, or a new full time faculty member in his/her 1st faculty position at BWH within their first five years of their appointment
  • Hold an MD, MD/PhD, PhD or equivalent degree
  • Commit to a career in academic medicine
  • Provide evidence that a commitment of a full-time faculty position has been made to the candidate
  • Confirm that the candidate can commit a minimum of 75% professional effort (of a full-time position) to their career development plan

*Underrepresented in medicine means those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population [Adopted by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Executive Committee, March 19, 2004].  Per AAMC guidelines, at BWH, URM is defined as African American/Black, Alaskan/Hawaiian Native, Hispanic American, and Native American. 


From the applicant:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Career Development Plan

From the applicant's mentor:

  • Mentor Biographical Sketch
  • Mentor Statement

From the Division or Department:

  • Division/Department Environment and Commitment to the Applicant
  • Letter of Recommendation

From a faculty member:

  • Letter of Recommendation

All of the above is outlined in full in the Application Instructions available online HERE.

Applications accepted from 11/18/2020 7AM to 01/30/2021 11PM.