Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study

Dean's Office - Graduate Student Affairs | Post Date Mar 20 2019

The Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study were created in 2004 in honor of the late James H. Gilliam, Jr., a charter Trustee of HHMI and chair of its Audit and Compensation Committee. Mr. Gilliam was a respected business and civic leader who spent his life nurturing excellence and diversity in science and education.
The goal of this graduate fellowship program is to increase the diversity among scientists who are prepared to assume leadership roles in science, particularly as college and university faculty.  The program provides awards to pairs of students and their dissertation advisers who are selected for their scientific leadership and commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the sciences.

How to Apply

HHMI’s Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study are open to eligible pairs comprising thesis advisers and PhD students (“adviser-student pairs”). Application for the Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study is by invitation only.
Adviser-student pairs from eligible disciplines must be nominated by the HHMI-designated institutional representative.

Prospective fellows must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or undocumented individuals who were granted temporary permission to stay in the U.S., and be from racial, ethnic, or other underrepresented groups in the sciences, or Alumni of the HHMI EXROP and be at the appropriate program stage of their PhD training.

Notifications will be sent to the designated nominators by HHMI in August, the submission portal opens in early September, and the deadline for nominations for the competition is late October. (See Application tab)
The adviser-student pairs must be studying scientific problems in biomedical and life science disciplines including plant biology, evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, and computational biology.
Students must advance to candidacy by September 1, 2019.
Students who are enrolled in an MD/PhD or other dual-degree program are not eligible.