2023 BWH Minority Faculty Career Development Award
Application Open 11/30/2022 - 1/23/2023

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 academicians, dispersed over a five (5) year period.  It is a hallmark recruitment and retention program to support underrepresented in medicine (UiM) 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 UiM physicians and scientists in faculty positions at BWH.


The applicant must:

  • Be a member of a group underrepresented in medicine (UiM*)
  • Be a US citizen or non-citizen national with a permanent residence visa
  • Hold a primary appointment at BWH
  • Receive a paycheck from BWH or BPO 
  • Be a full time faculty member in their 1st faculty position at BWH within the first seven years of their appointment
  • Hold an MD, MD/PhD, PhD or equivalent degree
  • Commit to a career in academic medicine
  • 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, UiM 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 11/30/2022 7AM to 01/27/2023 11PM.