HHMI, Janelia Graduate Research Fellowships

HHMI, Janelia Graduate Research Fellowships


HHMI, Janelia Graduate Research Fellowships

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has issued a funding opportunity announcement for Janelia Graduate Research Fellowships. If you are interested, please read on for details.

Purpose: Janelia Research Campus is HHMI’s pioneering research center in Ashburn, Virginia, where scientists pursue fundamental neuroscience and imaging in a uniquely innovative, collaborative atmosphere. This program allows exceptional students from the United States and abroad to spend time at Janelia working on all or part of their thesis research. The Janelia Graduate Research Fellowship is a fully-funded, collaborative PhD program for independent, committed graduate students enrolled in a doctoral program in the United States or abroad. Required course work at the student’s home university must be completed before joining Janelia. Degrees are granted by the home university.

Graduate Student conduct research in the following fields:

  • Behavioral & Systems Neuroscience
  • Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience
  • Evolution & Genetics
  • Instrumentation & Computational Tool Development
  • Neuronal Cell Biology
  • Optical Physics & Imaging
  • Structural Biology & Biochemistry
  • Theory & Computational Neuroscience

Students will conduct research at Janelia for a minimum of one year and a maximum of 3 years and will work with one or more research mentor at Janelia who will provide scientific and career guidance.

Janelia’s laboratories are intentionally small, giving graduate students individualized attention from a variety of senior scientists. Each visiting student will be paired with a research mentor.

Deadline: 7/18/17
Financial Support and Benefits: Students will be full-time HHMI/Janelia employees with a generous stipend and excellent health benefits during the fellowship period. Benefits include:
  • Stipend of $47,500 per year
  • Health insurance, plus other benefits
  • Payment of all programmatic travel costs
  • Travel to scientific conferences and courses

Janelia will pay an institutional allowance of $10,000/year to the student's home institution during the time the student is working at Janelia. The terms of the allowance will be covered through an institutional agreement with the student’s home institution.

The fellowship will also provide funds for students to travel to scientific conferences and their home institutions for required examinations and meetings.

Visa: Janelia will sponsor visas for students to enter the United States as appropriate and as permitted. Students from outside the United States are responsible for determining if a visa is required and applying through their local embassy or consulate. This process may take several months, so we suggest that students apply for a visa as soon as possible after admission.

Program Announcement: https://www.janelia.org/you-janelia/students-and-postdocs/graduate-research-fellowships

To Apply: Click Here