Office of Research

Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship

The award recognizes an outstanding junior faculty member who has demonstrated leadership in the United States in addressing inequities in medical education and health care; demonstrated efforts in addressing educational, societal, and health care needs of minorities; and is committed to a career in academic medicine. The recipient receives a $15,000 grant to support his or her academic and professional activities. Funding for the fellowship begins in November of the year the fellowship is awarded. The recipient will be required to submit a final narrative and financial reports.

Eligibility Requirements

A medical school may nominate one current faculty member per year for this award. A candidate must:

  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
  • hold the rank of full-time assistant professor in an LCME-accredited U.S. medical school department;
  • have held the assistant professor position for no more than three years,
  • have received only one appointment as assistant professor; and
  • hold a M.D., Ph.D., or have earned another doctoral degree.

Opportunity Details

Program web page

Program Announcement No.


05/04/2012 UW Internal Deadline Closed
05/04/2012 Sponsor Deadline

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Funding amount


Maximum Number of Applications


Eligible groups
  • School of Medicine

Inquiries and Contact Information

Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact their Chairperson, Associate Dean for Research (or Dean, if no ADR) and the Office of Research (see below) if they intend to prepare a response. Failure to do so, or to meet the deadlines for submission of pre-proposal, will preclude submission of the application through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

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