HHMI launches new program for early-career scientists

By Courtney Chandler | Sept. 19, 2016 

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has introduced a program to recruit early-career scientists and promote diversity in science. The program is specifically designed to attract scientists from underrepresented groups, in terms of gender, race, ethnicity and background.

Scientists in the beginning of their training will go through an open competition to be selected as Hanna H. Gray fellows. Selected fellows will be actively involved in the HHMI community, will receive mentorship, and will get funding for up to eight years. The program is intended to support the fellows during postdoctoral training and through the initial years of tenure-track faculty positions.

Who can apply:

  • Individuals from groups underrepresented in the life sciences
  • Applicants of any citizenship who have been accepted to a laboratory or research insinuation located in the United States
  • Applicants holding a Ph.D. and/or M.D. or equivalent
  • Applicants with 12 months or less of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the application due date

In this first cycle, HHMI will select 15 fellows and invest up to $25 million for their support over eight years.

Applications are due at 3 p.m. Eastern on Feb. 15, 2017.

For more information, visit www.hhmi.org/HannaGrayFellows2017.

Courtney Chandler is a biochemistry Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

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