Howard Hughes Medical Institute: 2017 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is pleased to announce the new Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program. This 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.
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. The Institute will select up to 15 Fellows in this first competition, which will open in Fall 2016.
- 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. This includes women of any ethnic or racial group as well as any individual identifying as Hispanic, Black, Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaska Native.
- Applicants must have a PhD and/or MD (or equivalent) by the start of the grant term and have no more than 12 months of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the application due date.
- The competition 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).
- The program is open to basic science researchers and physician-scientists in all biomedical and life science disciplines.
- Awards may start as early as November 15, 2017 but no later than January 15, 2018.
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.
Applications are due on February 15, 2017. Mentor and reference letters must be received by February 23, 2017.
Additional information: www.hhmi.org/programs/hanna-h-gray-fellows-program
For questions contact program staff at [email protected]
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last updated 5-Nov-2016