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Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program in the Life Sciences (Early-career)

Grant Amount: $180,000 to $1,440,000
Deadline: Applications Due December 7, 2022; Mentor and Reference Letters due December 14, 2022
Category: Fellowship; Life Sciences,
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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. Through their successful careers, HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows will become leaders in academic research and inspire future generations of scientists.

Since 2017, HHMI has held regular competitions to select Hanna Gray Fellows. In 2021, HHMI expanded our commitment to advance inclusion at key career stages in academic science. The Institute pledged to select up to 25 Hanna Gray Fellows annually for the next decade. Fellows receive funding to support their postdoctoral training and may continue to receive funding during their early career years as independent faculty. Each fellow participates in professional development, mentorship, and networking with their community of peers and the broader HHMI community of scientists across career stages.

In keeping with HHMI’s “people, not projects” philosophy, the Hanna H. Gray Fellows 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 biology, evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, and computational biology. Fellows have freedom to change their research focus and follow their own curiosity for the duration of the award.

Postdoctoral Training Phase
Fellows will receive annual support of a $70,000 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.

Faculty Phase
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.

Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying for this opportunity.

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