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Howard Hughes Medical Institute - 2018 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

Modified: October 30, 2017

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is pleased to announce the 2018 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program competition. Through the Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program, HHMI will recruit and retain individuals from groups underrepresented in the life sciences. The program will support early career scientists with the potential to become leaders in academic research. Through their successful careers, HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows will inspire future generations of scientists from America’s diverse talent pool. The Institute will select and support up to 15 Fellows in this competition. The competition is open to all eligible applicants, and no nomination is required.

Please see the program announcement for more information. Applicants can establish eligibility and submit an application via the HHMI online competition site. Applications are due January 10, 2018, at 2:00 PM (Central Time). HHMI announced the selection of 15 exceptional scientists as the inaugural class of HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows (one of the fellows is a Northwestern alum). For more information, see our HHMI.org program page or press release

Program Overview

Fellows will receive funding ($80,000 annually) for up to four years of their postdoctoral training and may continue to receive funding ($270,000 annually) for up to four years during their early career years as independent faculty. The program includes opportunities for career development, including mentoring and active involvement in the HHMI scientific community. 

Eligibility

  • The program is open to individuals from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences at the career stages targeted by this program, including those individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • The program is open to basic science researchers and physician-scientists in the biomedical and life science disciplines.
  • The program is open to applicants of any citizenship or nationality who:
    • have a PhD and/or MD or equivalent conferred by an institution in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico) by the start of the grant term.
    • have been accepted to join a laboratory as a postdoctoral researcher at a research institution located in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico) at the time of the application due date.
  • The postdoctoral training mentor must hold a tenured or tenure-track position (or equivalent) at an institution in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico).
  • Applicants can have no more than 12 months of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the application due date. 

Selection of Fellows

The review process will assess the applicant’s potential for a career as an independent academic researcher and the quality of the training environment with the selected mentor. The selection of finalists will be made by the end of September 2018. Awards may begin as early as September 18, 2018, but no later than January 15, 2019. 

Additional Information

Additional information including a full Program Announcement is available at www.hhmi.org/hanna-h-gray-fellows.  For questions, contact program staff at fellows@hhmi.org.

Training Grant Director, Professional Development, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math