Gilliam Fellowships for
Excellence and Diversity in the Life Sciences
From left: Andria Ashmore, Nicolas Altemose, Sandra Jones, Benyam Kinde, Gloria Tavera, Espoir Kyubwa, Jessica Cabral Jimenez, Chinweike Okegbe, Nadia Herrera.
Earn a Ph.D. at the university of your choice.
Work with distinguished scientists.
Lead a new generation of biomedical researchers.
For students who have participated in the Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP) of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, HHMI offers an extraordinary opportunity to pursue graduate studies in the life sciences.
The Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study provide full support for up to four years of study toward a Ph.D. for outstanding students who are from groups underrepresented in the sciences or from disadvantaged backgrounds. Gilliam fellows attend the university of their choice and work alongside distinguished scientists. Chosen for their academic excellence and scientific potential, they will become the leaders of a new generation of biomedical researchers.
The fellowships honor the legacy of the late James H. Gilliam Jr., a Trustee of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute who devoted his life to fostering excellence and diversity in education and science.
- Past participants in the HHMI Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP) must be graduating seniors or must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a Ph.D. program in the biomedical or related sciences. In addition, applicants must not have completed more than one year in a Ph.D. program by the application date.
- Former EXROP students pursuing an M.D./Ph.D. degree may apply, but fellowship supports only Ph.D. portion of the studies.
- No citizenship requirement.
- Up to 4 years
- 2013–2014 fellowship year: $46,500
- Competition opens and application available: Tuesday, July 24, 2012
- GRE/MCAT tests must be taken by: Saturday, September 22, 2012
- Application deadline: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
- Awards notification: December 2012
- Fellowship begins: September 2013
Your dreams and determination have brought you this far. A Gilliam Fellowship can take you even further.
Photos: Brown: Tom Roster; El-Ashmawy: Amy Gutierrez; Johnston: Ken Stinnett; Kariuki: Mark Segal; Maya-Ramos: Mark Harmel