Howard Hughes Medical Institute

2022 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

HHMI logoThe Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is pleased to announce the 2022 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program competition. This program seeks to increase diversity in the biomedical sciences by recruiting and retaining individuals from groups underrepresented in the life sciences. Through their successful careers as academic scientists, HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows inspire future generations of scientists from America's diverse talent pool.

Fellows will receive funding for their postdoctoral training and may continue to receive funding 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. The Institute will select and support up to 25 fellows in this competition.

This grant competition is open to all eligible applicants and no nomination is required. The competition opens August 4, 2021.


The program is open to individuals who:

  • are from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences, including those individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • are basic science researchers and physician-scientists in the biomedical and life science disciplines.
  • hold a PhD and/or MD (or equivalent), which must be conferred by the start of the grant term.
    • US citizens must have a degree from a research institution in the US (including Puerto Rico) or an international research institution.
    • Non-US citizens and applicants with other nationalities must have a degree from a research institution in the US (including Puerto Rico).
  • have been accepted to join a laboratory as a postdoctoral researcher at an academic research institution located in the US (including Puerto Rico) at the time of the application due date.
  • have no more than 27 months of postdoctoral research experience 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 US (including Puerto Rico).

Applications are due on December 1, 2021. Mentor and reference letters must be received by December 8, 2021.

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Last updated: 2021-08-03