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Gilliam Fellows Program (USA biomedical sciences)

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The Gilliam Fellows Program from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) supports pairs of graduate students and their faculty advisers who, together, embody scientific leadership, an important component of which is a commitment to building an equitable and inclusive science culture. Applicant pairs must be studying scientific problems in biomedical sciences, life sciences, or biological questions in related disciplines. The prospective fellow must be

  • currently enrolled and in good academic standing in a biomedical or life sciences PhD program at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or U.S. territory.
  • be in their second or third year of a PhD program at the time of application and have at least two full years of study remaining as of September 1, 2024. Students enrolled in or affiliated with a dual-degree program (e.g., MD-PhD) are not eligible to apply.
  • be a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, undocumented childhood arrival, or undocumented individual who has been granted temporary permission to stay in the U.S. (e.g., DACA).

The program provides $53,000 per year for up to 3 years. This includes an annual fellow stipend of $36,000, an institutional allowance (in lieu of tuition and fees) of $10,000, a fellow’s discretionary allowance of $4,000, and an adviser allowance of $3,000 to support activities that improve the health and inclusivity of the graduate program.

Applications close on December 7, 2023.

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