HHMI Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study in USA 2018


HHMI Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study in USA , and applications are submitted till November 3, 2017 ( Nomination deadline)Howard Hughes Medical Institute is inviting applications for Gilliam research fellowships to support up to three years of their dissertation research, typically in years three, four and five of their PhD studies. Fellowship is available for EXROP alumni regardless of country of origin or nationally or Students nominated by T32 predoctoral training grant principal investigators (PIs) supported by the National Institute for General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). EXROP alumni will be enrolled in a PhD or equivalent program at any institution of higher education. Students who are nominated by NIGMS T32 programs will conduct their research at the T32 institution. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | USA

Level: Fellowship supports students for up to three years of their dissertation research, typically in years three, four and five of their PhD studies. EXROP alumni will be enrolled in a PhD or equivalent program at any institution of higher education. Students who are nominated by NIGMS T32 programs will conduct their research at the T32 institution

Field(s): life sciences or related sciences, including mathematics and physical sciences.

Deadline: November 3, 2017( Nomination deadline)

Funded By: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Beneficiaries(Target Groups):  HHMI Gilliam Fellowships is targeted for EXROP alumni regardless of country of origin or nationally or Students nominated by T32 predoctoral training grant principal investigators (PIs) supported by the National Institute for General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) are eligible.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

‣ Award No: Not Specified

‣ Scholarship Duration: The duration of HHMI Gilliam Fellowships

 for Advanced Study is up to three years. Continuation of support is
contingent on annual notification to HHMI that the fellow is making satisfactory progress toward the PhD. Fellows must engage in their PhD studies full time for 12 months of each fellowship year, and the fellowship years must be consecutive. Those who attend institutions with no formal summer session must make institutionally approved arrangements for directed study or research during that period. 

The term of the fellowship is up to three consecutive years unless a leave of absence is granted by the fellowship institution and approved by HHMI. In no case will more than three years of support be provided.

Scholarship covers: 

  • Students are supported for up to three years of dissertation research, typically in years three, four, and five of PhD study
  • Compensation for the 2018-19 fellowship year is $50,000

Description

‣ The goal of the  HHMI Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study program is to ensure the development of a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to assume leadership roles in science, including college and university faculty, who have the responsibility to teach the next generation of scientists.

Students are chosen for their academic excellence, scientific potential, and commitment to the advancement of diversity and inclusion in the sciences.

Eligibility

‣  HHMI Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study are open to PhD students who are (i) from racial, ethnic, and other underrepresented groups in the sciences, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, and (ii) committed to the advancement of diversity and inclusion in the sciences.

Application for the Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study is by invitation only.

HHMI’s Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study are open to eligible pairs comprising thesis advisors and PhD students (“advisor-student pairs”).

  • Advisor-student pairs from eligible disciplines must be nominated by the HHMI-designated institutional representative; and
  • PhD students must be NIGMS training grant eligible, be from racial, ethnic, and other underrepresented groups in the sciences, or Alumni of the HHMI EXROP and be at the appropriate program stage of their PhD training.

The Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study will support students for up to three years of their dissertation research, typically in years 3-5 of their PhD studies. Nominations must therefore be made for students in their second or third year of a PhD program that have advanced to candidacy by September 1, 2018.

The advisor-student pairs must be studying scientific problems in biomedical and life science disciplines including plant biology, evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, and computational biology.

Students enrolled in an MD/PhD program (i.e., Medical Scientist Training Program) are not eligible.

Selection Criteria for  HHMI Gilliam Fellowships

‣ Students are chosen for their academic excellence, scientific potential, and commitment to the advancement of diversity and inclusion in the sciences.

‣ HHMI’s Gi lliam Fellowships for Advanced Study are awarded on the basis of the candidate’s promise as a scientific investigator, potential for leadership in the scientific community, and commitment to diversity.

‣ The applicant’s qualifications and the mentoring environment, as described in the nomination letter and the mentor’s letter, will be assessed by a panel of scientists and scientist educators selected by HHMI.

‣ The final selection of fellows will be made by HHMI based on the recommendations of the panel. Reviewers’ comments will not be made available to the applicants or their institutions.

Notification:

‣ Applicants will be notified of the results in June 2018.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ All applicants must be nominated. EXROP alumni will arrange for a nomination letter from the student’s graduate program.

‣ Each principal investigator (PI) of a NIGMS T32 predoctoral training grant may nominate one student (in addition to any
EXROP alumni) who is part of the program awarded the training grant; the nominee will be training grant eligible but need not be supported by the training grant.

‣ The PI of the NIGMS T32 grant will submit the nomination letter. Application for the fellowship by a former EXROP studentwho is part of a graduate program supported by a T32 training grant does not affect the ability of the each graduate training grant to nominate another student.

‣ All nomination letters must be submitted to HHMI via the HHMI online Competition System.

‣ Scholarship Applications Dates:

November 3, 2017Nomination Deadline

February 1, 2018 -Application Deadline

June 2018-Award Notification

September 1, 2018- Fellowship Start Date


‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

http://www.hhmi.org/sites/default/files/G17_ProgramAnnouncement_101316.pdf

‣ 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.

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