Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is accepting applications from individuals from basic science researchers and physician-scientists in all biomedical and life science disciplines including plant biology, evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, and computational biology. 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 (postdoctoral and independent faculty). Award amount varies. The application deadline is January 10, 2018.

The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified the following private opportunity:

Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program
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The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is accepting applications from individuals from basic science researchers and physician-scientists in all biomedical and life science disciplines including plant biology, evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, and computational biology. 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 (postdoctoral and independent faculty). Applicants must have a PhD and/or MD (or equivalent) by the start of the grant term and cannot have more than 12 months of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the application due date. The program is open to applicants of any citizenship or nationality who have been accepted to join a laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow at a research institution. For the postdoctoral training phase, awardees will receive annual support for salary ($60,000, initial year) and $20,000 in flexible funds; this phase of the award has a maximum length of four years and a minimum of two years. In the independent faculty phase, awardees will receive $250,000 per year in research funding and $20,000 in flexible funds. Both phases will be paid through a non-renewable grant to the institution, not the awardee. Fellows in both postdoctoral training and faculty phases are required to devote at least 75% FTE 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.

Application Deadline: January 10, 2018. Award notifications made late June 2018 with intent to accept award responses due mid-July 2018. Application Guidelines: http://www.hhmi.org/programs/hanna-h-gray-fellows-program.

If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Angela Nolan, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for Academic Affairs, at angela_nolan@unc.edu or (919) 962-3426. The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance to UNC personnel pursuing privately funded opportunities.  

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