Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Biomedical Science,Physical And Life Sciences
All Nationalities
Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)
United Kingdom

Scholarship Overview

Howard Hughes Medical Institute invites applications for Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program 2020-21 from science researchers and physician-scientists in the biomedical and life science disciplines. This fellowship aims to award funds for advanced research in the field of biomedical and life science. Selected fellows will receive annual support of USD 70,000 salary for the initial year and a USD 20,000 expense allowance for a maximum of four years.


Postdoctoral Training Phase

  • Annual support of a USD 70,000 salary for the initial year 
  • USD 20,000 expense allowance, paid through a non-renewable grant to the training institution for a maximum of 4 years

Faculty Phase

  • USD 250,000 in research funding and 
  • USD 20,000 expense allowance per year, paid through a non-renewable grant to the institution for a maximum of 4 years


This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by November2021. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be from any gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences, including those individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds especially women of any ethnic or racial group as well as any individual identifying as Hispanic, Black, Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander, or American Indian / Alaska Native
  • Be a basic science researcher and physician-scientist in the biomedical and life science disciplines
  • Hold a PhD and/or MD (or equivalent) from a research institution in the U.S., which must be conferred by the start of the grant term
  • Have been accepted to join a laboratory as a postdoctoral researcher at a research institution located in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico) at the time of the application due date
  • Have no more than 16 months of postdoctoral research experience

How To Apply

  • Follow the steps below to apply for the scholarship:

    Step 1: Click on the link and register. 
    Step 2: Make login and fill in the required details.
    Step 3: Upload the required documents. 
    Step 4: Submit the application.