2016-2017 HHMI International Student Research Fellowships in USA , and Institutional nomination deadline is November 17, 2015 and online application deadline is February 11, 2016. Applications are invited for HHMI international student research fellowships to support outstanding international graduate students who have the potential to be research pioneers and scientific innovators. The fellowships will support the research training of international predoctoral students, who are ineligible for fellowship or training grant support through federal agencies, in the biomedical and other disciplines in which the student’s project is directly related to the life sciences. The fellowships will be offered for three years. For applying the fellowships, applicants must be nominated by their institution through the specific nomination process determined by their institution till November 17, 2015. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | USA
will support the research training of predoctoral students at one of
the designated institutions
nomination deadline is November 17, 2015 and online application
deadline is February 11, 2016.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
International Student Research Fellowships are targeted for
International students (not US citizens)
term of the HHMI International Student Research Fellowships will
be three years. Continuation of support beyond the initial year will
be contingent on annual demonstration to HHMI that the fellow has
made appropriate research and academic progress in the previous year.
The term must be for three consecutive years unless an approved leave
of absence is granted by the fellowship institution and HHMI.
In no case will more than three years of support be provided, nor will support be provided beyond year five of a student’s doctoral program.
the 2015–2016 fellowship year, HHMI will provide each International
Student Research Fellow with an annual stipend of $30,000, which will
be administered and distributed by the host institution. The stipend
may be supplemented by the host institution in accordance with its
usual policies for comparable graduate students. However, fellows are
not generally allowed to be employed, engage in consulting activities
for pay, or receive funds from another external fellowship,
scholarship, or similar award. In addition, HHMI will provide an
annual fellow’s allowance of $3,000, which may be used for health
insurance, health care expenses, books and supplies, journal
subscriptions, computer-related expenses, travel to scientific
meetings, professional fees or dues, tuition for special courses, and
other purposes relevant to a fellow’s study. The fellow’s
allowance may not be used by the institution to pay for any
institutional fees or research costs. HHMI will also provide an
annual institutional allowance of $10,000 in lieu of all tuition and
fees. Fellowship institutions must agree that fellows are exempt from
paying tuition and fees normally charged to graduate students of
similar academic standing, even if tuition and fees exceed the amount
provided by HHMI.
HHMI International Student Research Fellowships are designed to
facilitate the research training of outstanding international
predoctoral students in the biomedical and related sciences,
including physical and mathematical sciences.
fellowship program supports outstanding international predoctoral
students studying in the United States who are ineligible for
fellowships or training grants through U.S. federal agencies.
is by invitation only.
students must be in their second or third year of study to apply for
activate the fellowship, students must be in the third or fourth year
of a PhD program at one of the designated institutions. Students in
the first, second, or fifth year of their PhD programs cannot
activate the fellowship.
no case will support be provided past year five of a PhD program.
Students invited to participate in this program are eligible for
HHMI International Student Research Fellowships to support
years three, four, and five of a PhD program. Eligible fields of
study include biology, chemistry, physics, math, computer science,
engineering, and plant biology—as well as interdisciplinary
‣ U.S. institutions designated by HHMI will nominate students who -have demonstrated exceptional talent and innovation in research,
‣ are currently in the second (or third) year of graduate study at a designated U.S. Institution,
‣ have entered a laboratory in which they will conduct their dissertation research, and
‣ are not U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, or permanent residents of the United States should govern participation of the fellow in such activities.
Selection Criteria for 2016-2016 HHMI International Student Research Fellowships
‣ Fellows will be chosen based on their promise as a scientific investigator. Many factors will be assessed.
‣ The most influential will be the candidate’s summary of his or her proposed thesis research and the level of innovation and creativity demonstrated by the student.
‣ Also important will be recommendation letters, which give evidence of the candidate’s exceptional talent as a scientific leader and innovator. Candidates must provide an unofficial graduate transcript.
‣ Applicants will be notified in June 2016 .
Scholarship Application Method
‣ Applications will be submitted online using HHMI’s Web-based competition Submission of all application material including graduate transcripts and reference letters must be made using the HHMI online system.
‣ Applicants will upload graduate transcripts directly into the competition system. HHMI will verify graduate transcripts with the nominating institution. A complete application will consist of the following:
1. Applicant information, including name, contact information, and email address.
2. Graduate degree information, including name of department/program, date of entry into the graduate program, and name and email address of the dissertation advisor(s).
3. List and description, if any other funding, the applicant is receiving to include: funding from the home institution, from the government of his/her home country, and other external awards.
4. Description of intended dissertation research, including a brief discussion of the significance and innovation of the intended research project, a limited bibliography of key references.
5. A list of publications and presentations with an applicant’s role in the publication described.
6. Essay describing a recent scientific discovery, why it was innovative, and how it contributed to the field.
7. Letters of reference (three are required, four are permitted). One letter must be from the applicant’s dissertation advisor. If the applicant has two advisors, both should submit letters. Other letters should be from those who can speak better to the applicant’s potential as a researcher. These letters must be uploaded into the competition system by the reference writer. Instructions will be provided to each individual selected as a reference.
8. Educational history, including names of all colleges and universities attended, dates of attendance, and degrees obtained.
9. Unofficial graduate transcripts (to be uploaded by the applicant).
‣ Scholarship Application Due Date: Institutional nomination deadline is November 17, 2015 and online application deadline is February 11, 2016.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.