Howard Hughes Medical Institute Predoctoral Fellowships in Biological Sciences

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Established in 1987, Hughes Fellowships support graduate work in research-based biological sciences programs. Their goal is to ensure continued biomedical research as it relates to the alleviation of disease and the promotion of health.

Fellowships are available to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the United States and to foreign nationals. They are intended for use by students who are at or near the beginning of their graduate study in biochemistry, biophysics, biostatistics, cell biology, developmental biology, epidemiology, genetics, immunology, mathematical and computational biology, microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, structural biology, and virology.

Eighty new awards are made annually for up to five years of support. Stipends in the amount of $16,000 are awarded for three (12-month) years, with an option to extend for an additional two years. A cost of education allowance of $15,000 also is provided.

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Application materials are available from The National Academy of Sciences, Fellowship Office, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418. Phone (202) 334-2000 or via the Internet Application deadline is in November; awards are announced in April.

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