The Hanna H. Gray Fellows program seeks to increase diversity in the professoriate by supporting early career researchers who show exceptional promise of becoming academic scientists, which includes the potential to build and contribute to an equitable and inclusive scientific culture. Through their successful careers, Hanna Gray Fellows will move science forward and will recruit, mentor, and inspire the next generation of scientists from all backgrounds. Fellows receive funding for their postdoctoral training and during their early years as independent faculty. In addition to financial support, they benefit from professional development, mentorship, a cohort of peers, and inclusion in HHMI’s broader scientific community. During the Postdoctoral Training Phase, Fellows will receive an annual salary, $80,000 for the initial year, and a $20,000 expense allowance that is paid through a non-renewable grant to the training institution. This phase of the award is for a minimum of two and maximum of four years.


You are eligible to apply if you:

  • are a basic science researcher or physician-scientist in the biological and biomedical sciences in the many scientific disciplines that HHMI supports;
  • have been accepted to join a laboratory as a postdoctoral researcher, led by a tenured or tenure-track faculty member at an eligible institution in the US, including Puerto Rico, at the time of the application due date.
  • hold a PhD and/or MD (or equivalent), which is conferred by the start of the grant term.

(See fellowship website for full list of eligibility requirements.)

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