The Office of the Dean for Graduate Education (ODGE) is now accepting applications for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s (HHMI) International Student Research Fellowship Program in the biomedical and related sciences. Interested students should send preliminary application materials directly to the ODGE by 5 pm on Friday, October 10, 2014. Preliminary Applications must be submitted electronically as a single consolidated PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org and include a CV, a letter of recommendation from a thesis advisor, a transcript including cumulative GPA (WebSIS report is acceptable), and a one-page research summary. Letters of recommendation may be sent by advisors as separate PDF files if the contents are sealed.
HHMI will award three-year fellowships to international predoctoral students studying in the United States who are ineligible for fellowships and training grants through U.S. federal agencies to support years three, four, and five of a Ph.D. program. Eligible fields include those in the biomedical or related sciences such as biology, chemistry, physics, math, computer science, interdisciplinary research at the interface of the physical and biological sciences, among others. For more information on eligibility and further details visit the program website.
The final 10 nominations will be sent by the ODGE to HHMI by 2:00 p.m. on November 18, 2014. HHMI will then contact the nominees directly with instructions for submitting a full online application in early December. It is the individual nominee’s responsibility to submit a complete application, including letters of recommendation, to HHMI by the February 12, 2015 deadline. MIT and applicants will be notified of the outcome in June 2015, and the fellowships begin on September 1, 2015. Photo by Enrique T.