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HHMI RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR DENTAL STUDENTS AT U.S. SCHOOLS

Published: November 6th, 2013

Category: Research Funding Opportunity

HHMI RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR DENTAL STUDENTS AT U.S. SCHOOLS

In order to encourage more medical, dental, and veterinary students to pursue academic and research careers, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) offers outstanding “year-out” and summer research training programs for students enrolled in schools in the U.S. HHMI is interested in increasing the number of dental students applying for these programs. Women and under-represented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Students enrolled in DMD/PhD programs are not eligible to apply.

For 2nd, 3rd and 4th Year Students:

  1. HHMI Medical Research Fellows  Program enables medical, dental, and veterinary students at schools located in the U.S. to spend a year conducting basic, translational, or applied biomedical research at any academic or nonprofit research institution in the United States, except at the NIH in Bethesda, MD. HHMI will award 60 fellowships in 2014. Note: students applying to the program in their 4th year must defer graduation as those who have already received their professional degree are not eligible to participate.  For the 2014-2015 program year, Fellows will receive a $29,000 stipend; a $5,500 fellow’s allowance for health, dental and vision insurance and some education-related expenses; and a $5,500 research allowance for research-related enrichment activities and some research costs. The Competition System is now open and the application deadline is January 11,  2014.
  2. The Medical Research Fellows Program at Janelia offers students with an interest in neuronal networking and/or imaging at the cellular and molecular level an intense year-long research training experience, living and working at HHMI’s Janelia Farm      Research Campus, a world-class research center in the Washington, D.C., area. Students must submit a prescreening application by November 1, 2013 and comply with specific eligibility and application requirements.
  3. The Medical Research Fellows Program at K-RITH is targeted to students interested in conducting research in HIV, TB, or co-infection in a state-of-the-art research institute at the heart of the TB and HIV epidemics in Durban, South Africa. Students must submit a prescreening application by November 1, 2013 and comply with specific eligibility and application requirements.

For 1st Year Students:
HHMI Summer Medical Fellows Program will support up to 20 students working in HHMI laboratories for 8-10 weeks. Students must be in good standing at a medical, dental, or veterinary school located in the U.S. Those who are enrolled in a combined professional degree/Ph.D. program or who have already received a one-year award from any year-out research training program are not eligible to apply. The program is primarily aimed at those students who wish to explore the summer research experience with the intent of applying for the year-long program. For the 2014 summer program, students will receive a stipend of $5,000 for 10 weeks ($500/week for less than 10 weeks) and up to $1,000 for roundtrip relocation costs. The Competition System opens on November 1, 2013 and the application deadline is February 15, 2014.

For further information, visit www.hhmi.org/medfellowships or email medfellows@hhmi.org.