2018 HHMI Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is pleased to announce the 2018 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program competition. 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, HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows will move science forward and inspire future generations of scientists from America’s diverse talent pool.

HHMI Hanna Gray Ad ImageFellows 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 competition.

This grant competition is open to all eligible applicants and no nomination is required. The competition opens September 19, 2017.

Eligibility

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

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 January 10, 2018. Mentor and reference letters must be received by January 18, 2018.

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