Goal: To provide incentives to departments and programs that hire and retain faculty
from populations* that historically, have been excluded from medicine and
biomedical science, and as a result are underrepresented in medicine (URiM)
and/or underrepresented in research (URiR).

           *Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander and Multi-Racial when at least one URiM category is included (WUSM Executive Faculty, 2017).    

Application packet materials can be found here.
The deadline for submission of applications is 5:00pm(CST) March 15th. All
applications will be evaluated contemporaneously. Dean David Perlmutter and
Associate Dean Sherree Wilson, with input from the WUSM Senior Leadership
Committee for DEI, will determine the eligibility ofthe candidates to become
FacultyDiversity Scholars and thus eligible for funding. Funding decisions will be
finalized by April 15th and those departments who have submitted applications
will receive notification by April 25th.

The expectation is for departments or programs to provide full disclosure to the
candidate while in the recruitment process. Department and program heads are
encouraged to discuss the program with the candidate in terms of value added for
the recruitment package, additional mentoring, and oversight of career
progression by the committee. Candidates should agree to participate before
departments/programs apply for the funding

Note:  No disbursement of these funds will occur if WUSM Central Administration
and the FDC have not approved eligibility for said faculty members.