HHMI Faculty Scholars Program, A Grants for Outstanding U.S Scholars

The HHMI Faculty Scholars Program is now applicable for 2016 session. The excellent PhD and/or MD (or the equivalent) scholars majoring in Biology related studies are invited to apply. In 2016 round, there are 70 awards available. Each of the selected scholars will receive up to $400,000 per year which is tebable for five years. To apply, all requiered entries must be submitted no later than 28 July 2015.

Program Description
HHMI invests in people, not projects, by identifying talented scientific leaders and supporting them well. They give scientists the time and freedom to pursue difficult, long-range questions. They encourage creativity, collaboration, and interdisciplinary thinking. In this spirit, they created the Faculty Scholars program. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Simons Foundation have joined forces with HHMI to support the Faculty Scholars program. Through this first-time collaboration, the program partners will augment and secure the pipeline of scientific talent.

Award Value
Those are selected to receive this grant will receive the benefits as follow: $100,000 to $400,000 per year based on several factors, including awardee’s current external grant support. Expenses covered by the grant include: Partial salary for faculty (up to 3 months and no more than $70,000), Salary for lab personnel, Equipment, Supplies, Travel and Publications.

Level and Area of Studies
Research in Biology related science.

Place of Study
In the United States of America.

Eligibility and Criteria
To qualified for this program, candidates are required to meet all of the following requirements:
-PhD and/or MD (or the equivalent).
-Tenured or tenure-track position as an assistant professor or higher academic rank at eligible institution.
-if at an eligible institution that has no tenure track, an appointment that reflects a significant institutional commitment.
-Other requirement may also be listed at the official web below.

Applicants’ Nationality
The U.S students may apply apply this grant.

Application Instruction
To apply, candidates are required to submit the documents as listed below:
-A curriculum vitae, including a bibliography and a list of current research support.
-An overview of the applicant’s most significant research achievements.
-A summary of the applicant’s ongoing and planned research program.
-Statements distinguishing the applicant’s current work from her/his mentors.
-PDF files of three selected publications -Two reference letters will be required for each applicant.

Submission Deadline
July 28, 2015. Reference letters must be received by August 4, 2015.

Website and Application Link

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