OHSU Fellowship for Diversity in Research

Twp Fellows in The OHSU Fellowship for Diversity and Inclusion in Research Program in the library

Purpose and goals of the program

The OHSU Fellowship for Diversity in Research (OFDIR) Program is a competitive program whose goal is to increase the diversity of the community of scholars devoted to academic scientific research at OHSU. We seek to attract promising researchers and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse populations whose life experience, research experience and employment background will contribute significantly to the academic mission of OHSU. Fellowships are available for postdoctoral training in all scientific areas of study at OHSU. Priority for fellowships will be given to individuals from historically underrepresented populations, U.S. citizens and/or permanent residents, and where there might be a research priority need. Successful candidates will receive mentored scholarly and research training as well as grant writing assistance to prepare them for a faculty position in a major university. Explore the tabs to the left to learn more about how to apply and to meet current and former OFDIR fellows. Read on below to learn more about the benefits of the OFDIR program.

Benefits of the OFDIR program

Financial Benefits:

  • Salary and benefits for first year of postdoctoral research (and support to seek other funding for additional years of research at OHSU)
  • Funding of up to $5000 for professional development and research materials
  • Funding of up to $3000 for relocation costs

Professional Development Benefits: 

  • Training workshops for grant- and manuscript-writing and one-on-one assistance (free of charge)
  • Monthly professional development seminars (occasionally featuring guest speakers, lunch provided)
  • Opportunities for networking, career development and other social events

Contact Us

To learn more about the program, please explore the tabs to the left. If you have further questions, feel free to contact us by email