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Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

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Hanna Gray Fellows Electronic Deadline
Thursday, February 1, 2024

About this Fellowship

The Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute supports early career life scientists from underrepresented backgrounds. The program supports scientists from the beginning postdoctoral stage through the early years of faculty positions. Fellows receive multi-year support for postdoctoral training and are eligible for additional research support if they secure a faculty position.

The 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.

Applicants must be from gender, racial, ethnic, or other groups underrepresented in the life sciences, including those individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Current graduate students who will complete their degrees before the fellowship period begins and who have been accepted to join a laboratory as a postdoctoral researcher may apply.

Award Value

Fellows at the postdoctoral phase receive $70,000 salary and $20,000 for expenses annually, while those at the faculty phase receive in $250,000 in annual research funding.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Doctoral, Postdoctoral


No Requirements
Campus Nomination Required No

Last updated: November 2, 2023

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