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Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

Modified: January 12, 2017

The Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program seeks to increase diversity in the biomedical research community by recruitment and retention of individuals from groups underrepresented in the life sciences. Through their successful careers as academic scientists, Hanna H. Gray Fellows will move science forward and inspire the next generation of scientists from America’s diverse talent pool. The Institute will select and support up to 15 Fellows in this first competition, which is now open for applications.

Fellows will receive funding for their postdoctoral training and, if eligible, in their early career years as independent faculty. The program includes opportunities for career development, including mentoring and active involvement in the HHMI scientific community. See the program announcement here and the application information here.


Fellows will receive a non-renewable grant of $80,000 annually for up to four years of postdoctoral training support followed by a non-renewable grant of $270,000 annually for up to four years of the faculty phase, if program criteria are met. 

Program Dates:

  • September 19, 2016 – Online application opens
  • February 15, 2017, 2 p.m. (CT) – Application due date
  • September 2017 – Selection notification
  • November 15, 2017-January 15, 2018 – Grant term begins


  • The program is open to individuals who are from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences at the career stages targeted by this program, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Applicants must have a PhD and/or MD (or equivalent) by the start of the grant term.
  • Applicants can have no more than 12 months of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the application due date.
  • The program is open to applicants of any citizenship or nationality who have been accepted to join a laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow at a research institution located in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico).

More information is available on the program webpage here.


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