Applications are open for the Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program to support early career life scientists in academic labs across the U.S. funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
This program 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 biology, evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, and computational biology.
The goal of the Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program is to recruit and retain individuals from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences, including those individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Who May Eligible:
- The program application is open to individuals who:
- Are from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences, including those individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
- This includes, but is not limited to, women of any ethnic or racial group as well as any individual identifying as Hispanic, Black, Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander, or American Indian / Alaska Native.
- Are basic science researchers and physician-scientists in the biomedical and life science disciplines.
- Hold a Ph.D. and/or MD (or equivalent), which must be conferred by the start of the grant term.
- U.S. citizens must have a degree from a research institution in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico) or an international research institution.
- Non-U.S. citizens and applicants with other nationalities must have a degree from a research institution in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico).
- have been accepted to join a laboratory as a postdoctoral researcher at a research institution located in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico) at the time of the application due date.
- PhD applicants can have no more than 16 months of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the application due date.
- The date or anticipated date of conferral of the doctoral degree must be on or after September 1, 2017, and before January 21, 2020.
- MD or MD/PhD applicants in residency, clinical fellowship, or postdoctoral training can have no more than 16 months of postdoctoral training by January 9, 2019.
How to Apply & Competition Rules:
To participate, the applicants must submit an online application form through the given link: https://www.hhmi.org/research/application/fellow2019
- Fellows in both postdoctoral training and faculty phases are required to devote at least 75% of their total effort to research.
- To transition to the faculty phase of the program, fellows must obtain a tenure-track (or equivalent) faculty position at a U.S. (including Puerto Rico) research institution with a doctoral-level graduate program in their area of interest.
- Fellows will be expected to attend an HHMI science meeting each year and provide an annual progress report.
- For the purposes of this award, research activities during residency or clinical fellowship are not considered postdoctoral training.
- The postdoctoral training mentor must hold a tenured or tenure-track position (or equivalent) at an institution in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico).
- Summary of the applicant’s educational and training record
- Personal statement relating past experiences and career goals
- Overview of the applicant’s prior research experience
- A list of publications with statements of significance
- Summary of the applicant’s planned research for postdoctoral phase
- An evaluative statement provided by the applicant’s research training mentor
- A statement of support with a training plan provided by the postdoctoral training mentor
- A curriculum vitae and list of prior trainees provided by the postdoctoral training mentor
- One additional letter of reference
Postdoctoral Training Phase
- Fellows will receive annual support of a $60,000 salary for the initial year and a $20,000 expense allowance, paid through a non-renewable grant to the training institution.
- This phase of the award is for a minimum of two and maximum of four years.
- Fellows will receive $250,000 in research funding and a $20,000 expense allowance per year, paid through a non-renewable grant to the institution where they have attained a faculty position.
- This phase of the award has a maximum length of four years.
Deadline to submit application materials is January 9, 2019 at 3:00 PM ET. Mentor evaluations and reference letters are due January 16, 2019 at 3:00 PM ET.