Howard Hughes Medical Institute 2018 Hanna Gray Fellows

Deadline to submit application materials is January 10, 2018 at 3:00 PM ET. Mentor evaluations and reference letters are due January 18, 2018 at 3:00 PM ET.



HHMI seeks to increase diversity in the biomedical research community. We know that the biggest challenges in science call for diverse perspectives and original thinking. The goal of the Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program is to recruit and retain individuals who are from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, early in their careers. We believe these promising scientists have the potential to become leaders in academic research and inspire future generations.

In keeping with HHMI’s “people, not projects” approach to funding, this competition is open to those dedicated to basic research from both doctoral and/or medical training paths in the biomedical and life science disciplines, including plant, evolutionary, chemical and computational biology, as well as biophysics and biomedical engineering. During the duration of the award, Fellows have freedom to change their research focus and follow their own curiosity.

Fellows will receive funding through their academic institution for 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 networking with others in HHMI’s scientific community.


About Hanna H. Gray

The Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program honors the contributions of Hanna Holborn Gray, PhD, over her 28 years of service as a Trustee of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Gray was one of eight original Trustees appointed to the board in 1984 and went on to serve as chair for a number of years. During her tenure, HHMI made significant changes to its process for identifying and funding scientists, opening our doors to an ever-increasing pool of applicants.

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