Howard Hughes Medical Institute

2023 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

HHMI logoThe Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is pleased to announce the 2023 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program competition. This program seeks to increase diversity in biomedical science by recruiting and retaining individuals from groups currently underrepresented in the life sciences. HHMI is committed to creating inclusive environments in which all scientists can thrive.

Hanna Gray Fellows receive funding for their postdoctoral training and may continue to receive funding during their early career years as independent faculty. In total, Fellows may receive up to $1.4 million over eight years. In keeping with HHMI’s ethos of supporting “people, not projects,” Fellows have the freedom to follow their curiosity and study the scientific questions that matter most – changing direction as needed – for the duration of the award.

Fellows participate in professional development, receive culturally aware mentorship, and enjoy networking with their peers and HHMI’s broader community of scientists, across career stages.

HHMI will select up to 25 fellows in the 2023 competition. Our Hanna Gray Fellows community currently includes 86 scientists, a combination of postdocs and early career faculty.

This grant competition is open to all eligible applicants and no nomination is required.

The last day to apply is December 7, 2022.

The program is open to individuals who:

  • are from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups currently 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 18 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).

The deadline for applications is December 7, 2022. Mentor and reference letters must be received by December 14, 2022.

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Last updated: 2022-09-02