Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Medical Research Fellows Program

Degree Level: Graduate

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Location: United States

Duration: One year

Deadlines: January. Please check website below for the specific date.


The Medical Research Fellows Program ("Med Fellows Program") supports a year of full-time biomedical research training for medical, dental, and veterinary students. This includes joint initiatives with the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) for students conducting research in ophthalmology, particularly inherited retinal degenerative diseases, with the GM Trust (GMT) for a student researcher in a field related to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) for veterinary students.

Current M.D. students are eligible to apply. Prior research experience a plus.

Visit the HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program site.

Award Details

Amount: $29,000/year, plus fully paid health, dental, and vision insurance, moving expense reimbursement, allowance for conference travel, related books and courses.

Fields of Study: Student must be in good standing at a medical, dental, or veterinary school in the United States.

Additional Information: These fellowships are not available to students enrolled in a combined medical, dental, or veterinary/Ph.D. program (e.g., M.D./ Ph.D.), a Ph.D. program, or an Sc.D. program or to those who have completed a Ph.D. or an Sc.D. in a laboratory-based science.