The Howard Hughes Medical Institute – International Student Research Fellowship competition has been suspended for AY 2016-17.
This fellowship is designed to facilitate the research training of outstanding international predoctoral students (who are ineligible for fellowship or training grant support through federal agencies) in the biomedical or related sciences, including physical and mathematical sciences.
The fellowship calls upon universities to present their life science students who are dedicated to scientific investigation and pioneering research in their respective fields.
The grant allots funding for three years, but does not cover any time spent at the university after a student's fifth year. The grant supplements a student's existing internal funding and covers any cost regarding a student's research, including books and tuition. This grant is not available to students who receive outside funding, including consulting payments.
For more information about the fellowship, please see:
HHMI International Student Research Fellowship.
You should also review their program announcement at the following link:
HHMI Program Announcement
Nomination Process and Eligibility
To apply for this fellowship, students must be nominated by NYU. The nomination process begins with a departmental selection of students for an internal NYU competition. From a list of department-selected students, a total of seven students will be nominated by NYU to HHMI and those students will be invited by HHMI to submit applications.
These are the departments that are eligible to elect international students for the grant:
Students cannot be U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.Students must be in the 2nd (or 3rd year) of a Ph.D. program in the biomedical or related sciences at a designated nominating institution.
Students must have entered a laboratory in which they will conduct their dissertation research.
Submission Instructions and Deadlines
Departments may submit the number of selected students for the nomination process according to the following formula:
1 student: Computational Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Neural Science, Physics, Psychology
2 students: Biology, Chemistry
4 students: Sackler Institute
Materials for submission for each department-elected student for the nomination process:
Research abstract: 500 words maximum, single-spaced
Nomination Letter by Chair or DGS
Note: the Nomination Letter should specifically address the applicant’s potential to be a scientific leader and innovator.
Deadline for submission of department selections for the NYU nomination competition is October 16, 2015 by 4:00 p.m..