Inclusive Leadership Workshop

The Inclusive Leadership Workshop, held in Seattle, Washington from April 22-25, 2024, is sponsored by the UW Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine and the Office for Research and Graduate Education.

The in-person, four-day program is for postdoctoral researchers from outside the University of Washington who are exploring academic career paths in regenerative medicine/engineering and related fields and who are committed to inclusive teaching, mentoring, and lab leadership.

The workshop is designed to encourage academic careers from traditionally underrepresented U.S. demographic groups and is open to individuals of any ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability, veteran status, socio economic status, first generation to college status, and religion. Postdoctoral researchers from marginalized and historically excluded backgrounds (e.g., Black, LatinX, Hispanic, Indigenous, disabled, LGBTQ+) are highly encouraged to apply.

Minimizing Cost, Maximizing Experience

There are no program costs for the Inclusive Leadership Workshop. Additionally, hotel accommodations in Seattle will be provided and financial support for travel to and from Seattle is available.

Apply soon. Space is limited.

The priority deadline to apply for the Inclusive Leadership Workshop is January 10, 2024. Space in the workshop is limited and preference will be given to applications received before the deadline. We encourage you to apply early! Scroll down for more information about how to apply.

Workshop Components

  • Small-group learning sessions focused on power dynamics, conflict resolution, implicit bias, managing and mentoring trainees, and more
  • Individual Meetings with UW Medicine Faculty Members
  • Podium and poster presentations to UW Medicine Faculty
  • Additional career development training in UW Future Faculty fellows Workshop
  • Opportunities to socialize, network, and explore Seattle

Selection Criteria

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Have an interest in a faculty career in regenerative medicine
  • Have a demonstrated a commitment to diversity and excellence

An ideal workshop candidate can express a passion for teaching and interest in making regenerative medicine academia a more inclusive and rewarding experience for all students, and has a desire to positively influence institutional conversations about diversity.

Priority will be given to postdoctoral researchers.


Applicants may apply here. Deadline is Wednesday, January 10, 2024.

Application Materials

  1. Current CV in PDF format.
  2. A career statement that covers the your career goals, your interest in developing a diverse and inclusive lab, and an explanation of what you hope to gain from attending our workshop
    • Please provide a short (no more than 1 page) statement that articulates your current career goals. In addition, please provide a statement that describes the importance you place on creating a diverse and inclusive lab environment for your future trainees and how this fits in with your stated career goals. This can include personal experiences that have helped drive your interest in improving diversity in science as well as any training you have already undertaken in this area. Lastly, please outline what you hope to gain from attending this workshop and how it will contribute to your future career.
  3. An abstract for the planned poster session that focuses on your current work as well as what you hope to focus on as you move towards independence.
    • All attendees are encouraged to present a poster to their peers within the workshop, as well as to attending faculty, that describes their current work as well as what they hope to focus on after transitioning to an independent position. Please provide a brief (maximum 250 words) abstract that covers the topic of the poster you intend to present so that it can be included in the course materials. It is okay to use an existing poster created within the last year.

Financial aid for travel available.

Contact Us

For more information and questions, please contact Alec Smith at