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HHMI International Student Research Fellowships

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Student Research Fellowships

Campus Call for Nominations

Campus Deadline:  November 15, 2011, URL: http://www.hhmi.org/grants/individuals/intl_fellows.html

Sponsor:  HHMI

 The Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) invites nominees for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s (HHMIInternational Student Research Fellowshipprogram which supports outstanding international predoctoral students studying in the United States. Eligible biomedical-related fields include biology, chemistry, physics, math, computer science, engineering, and plant biology—as well as interdisciplinary research. Students must apply in their 2nd or 3rd year of their graduate program and in be in their 3rd or 4th year of study to activate the fellowship (up to three-years will be awarded). Fellows receive an annual $30,000 stipend, $ 3000 allowance for books, expenses, etc. plus a $10,000 cost of educational (COE) allowance to be used toward fees. *Note: The Office of Graduate Studies will supply supplemental fee support (if needed) for the award period.  This opportunity is a limited submission and campus nominees will be selected by an Ad-hoc Committee appointed by the OGS. Only students nominated by UC Davis, Office of Graduate Studies will be considered.

 Student Eligibility

Must be international students (cannot be a U.S. citizen, noncitizen nationals, or permanent resident of the U.S.).

  • Must be currently enrolled in their 2nd or 3rd year of a Ph.D. program in a biomedical/related program.
  • Must have entered a laboratory in which they will conduct their dissertation research.
  • Must have demonstrated exceptional talent for research.


Application Procedure.  Please submit the following nomination items BY NOVEMBER 15, 2011 as one PDF file by email to Deborah McCook, Office of Graduate Studies:dlmccook@ucdavis.edu:

·         Office of Graduate Studies External Fellowship Application Data Form, located at  http://www.gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/ssupport/external.html.

  • ·         UC Davis HHMI Pre-Application Data Form (attached)
  • ·         Description of thesis project and significance to research field (limited to 1 page on Word Attachment)
  • ·         Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • ·         Letter of Recommendation (1) from advisor.

Selection of HHMI nominees will be confirmed by OGS by 12/2/11. If selected, the students pre-application eligibility information will be submitted  to HHMI. HHMI will contact individuals directly with final application instructions and requirements (due Feb 16, 2012). HHMI fellows will be chosen based on their promise as a scientific investigator, the level of demonstrated innovation and creativity, training environment, and applicants previous research/other accomplishments as well as letters of recommendations. Graduate transcripts will be required. Final requirements can also be viewed at  http://www.hhmi.org/grants/pdf/isrf_application_details.pdf


 Deborah McCook, External Fellowship Advisor,  Office of Graduate Studies, 250 Mrak Hall, UC Davis, Davis, CA 95616

Email: dlmccook@ucdavis.edu  ~  Ph. No. (530)752-0653  ~ FAX No.: (530)752-6222

Funding opportunities, search engines and application processing information may be found at the Graduate Studies Website:  http://www.gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/ssupport/external.html

Note: Applicant is responsible for compliance with agency requirements in application submissions.

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