Howard Hughes Medical Institution Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

HHMI is soliciting applications for the Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program, intended to recruit and retain individuals from underrepresented groups (gender, racial, ethic, other) in the life sciences.  The program supports postdoctoral researchers and may provide support for early years as independent faculty members. Full details are found at http://www.hhmi.org/programs/hanna-h-gray-fellows-program.

Eligibility:

• The program is open to individuals who are from gender, racial, ethnic and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences at the career stages targeted by this program, including those individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

• The program is open to basic science researchers and physician-scientists in the biomedical and life science disciplines.

• The program is open to applicants of any citizenship or nationality who:

• have a PhD and/or MD or equivalent from an academic research institution in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico) by the start of the grant term.

• 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 training mentor must hold a tenured or tenure-track position (or equivalent).

• Applicants can have no more than 12 months of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the application due date.

Postdoctoral training period:

Fellows will receive annual support for salary ($60,000, initial year) and a $20,000 expense allowance, paid through a non-renewable grant to the training institution. This phase of the award has a maximum length of four years and a minimum of two years.

Faculty period:

Fellows will receive $250,000 per year in research funding and a $20,000 expense allowance, 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.

Conditions of the award:

• 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 faculty position in the tenure-track (or equivalent) 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.

The deadline for applications is January 10, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. (ET). Mentor and reference letters must be received by January 18, 2018.

Link to External Announcement

http://www.hhmi.org/programs/hanna-h-gray-fellows-program