HHMI Early Career Grant Competition


The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Wellcome Trust, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Gulbenkian Foundation are jointly holding a competition to award grants to outstanding early career scientists working outside the United States.  This International Research Scholars program aims to provide much-needed support for promising international scientists as they establish their independent research programs.

Contact: Ed McCleskey, mccleskeye@hhmi.org.

Web: https://www.hhmi.org/programs

Essential information about the program is summarized below.

Program Information:

  • Approximately 45 grants will be awarded
  • Applicants must have an independent laboratory that started within the last seven years
  • Applicants must have trained as either a graduate student or a postdoctoral researcher in the US or the UK
  • Laboratories in the G7 countries (US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Japan) are ineligible, as are a handful of countries presently under US sanctions
  • The application submission deadline is June 30, 2016
  • Further information and access to the application is available at: https://www.hhmi.org/programs
  • Direct questions to Ed McCleskey (mccleskeye@hhmi.org) or Laura Kinkead (kinkeadl@hhmi.org), who are directing this program


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