Fellows will receive funding ($80,000 annually) for up to four years of their postdoctoral training and may continue to receive funding ($270,000 annually) for up to four years 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 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.
- 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 a research institution located in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico) at the time of the application due date.
- Applicants can have no more than 16 months of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the application due date, January 9, 2019
- The date or anticipated date of conferral of the doctoral degree must be on or after September 1, 2017, and before January 21, 2020.
- The postdoctoral training mentor must hold a tenured or tenure-track position (or equivalent) at an institution in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico).
Selection of Fellows
The review process 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. The selection of finalists will be made by the end of September 2019. Awards may begin as early as September 19, 2019, but no later than January21, 2020.