Howard Hughes Medical Institute Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program 2022

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program 2022

Applications are OPEN through December 1, 2021 for the next round of the Hanna Gray Fellows Program.

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) believes that the biggest challenges in science call for diverse perspectives and original thinking.

Through the Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program, HHMI seeks to increase diversity in biomedical science by recruiting and retaining individuals from groups underrepresented in the life sciences.

The program will support early career scientists with the potential to become leaders in academic research.

Through their successful careers, HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows will inspire future
generations of scientists from America’s diverse talent pool.

Benefits

Fellows will receive funding for their 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 active
involvement in the HHMI scientific community.

The Institute will select and support up to 25 fellows in this competition. This grant competition is open to all eligible applicants and no nomination is required

Eligibility

Following the “people, not projects” philosophy of HHMI, the competition is open to basic science researchers and physician-scientists in all the biomedical and life science disciplines, including plant biology, evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, and computational biology.

Fellows will have freedom to change their research focus and follow their own curiosity during the duration of the award.

• The program is open to individuals who:
» are from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences, including those individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
» are basic science researchers and physician-scientists in the biomedical and life science disciplines.
» hold a PhD 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 an academic research institution located in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico) at the time of the application due date.
• The postdoctoral training mentor must hold a tenured or tenure-track position (or equivalent) at an institution in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico).
• Applicants can have no more than 27 months of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the application due date.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Applicants can establish their eligibility and submit applications via the HHMI online competition site http://arc.hhmi.org/applicant/application/hgfellows2022 beginning August 4, 2021.
The deadline for applications is December 1, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. (ET). Mentor and reference letters must be received by December 8, 2021. The application includes the following components:
• 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 publication list with statements of significance
• Summary of the applicant’s planned research for the 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

SELECTION OF FELLOWS:
HHMI will assess the applicant’s potential for a career as an independent academic researcher and the quality of the training environment with the selected mentor. Finalists
will be selected by late April 2022 and will be invited to make a scientific presentation to a panel of reviewers June 26–29, 2022.

The selection of awardees will be made by early July 2022. Awards may begin as early as early as September 20, 2022, but no later than January 17, 2023

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