Howard Hughes Medical Institute notifies Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program 2022, Apply now

Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program – Howard Hughes Medical Institute invites applications for Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program 2022 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.


Scholarship Amount

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


Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program Dates 2022

  • Applications due: December 1, 2021
  • Mentor and reference letters due: December 8, 2021
  • Notification of status: Late April 2022
  • Finalist symposium: June 26-29, 2022
  • Notification of awardees: Early July 2022
  • Intent to accept award due: Mid-July 2022
  • Earliest grant start date: September 20, 2022
  • Latest grant start date: January 17, 2023


Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program Eligibility Criteria 2022

  • To be eligible, an applicant must:
  • a. 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
  • b. Be a basic science researcher and physician-scientist in the biomedical and life science disciplines
  • c. 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
  • d. 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
  • e. Have no more than 16 months of postdoctoral research experience
  • f. MD or MD/PhD applicants in residency, clinical fellowship, or postdoctoral training can have no more than 27 months of postdoctoral training by December 1, 2021.


Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program Application Process 2022

  • Interested candidates can apply online by

Components of the Application

  • Summary of the applicant’s educational and training record
  • Personal statement relating past experiences and career goals
  • Overview of the applicant’s prior research experience
  • A list of publications with statements of significance
  • Summary of the applicant’s planned research for postdoctoral phase
  • An evaluative statement provided by the applicant’s research training mentor
  • A statement of support with a training plan provided by the postdoctoral training mentor


For more details and to apply online, please visit official website