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Excellence in science depends on the development of scientists from all backgrounds. HHMI initiatives foster equitable and inclusive scientific environments where everyone can thrive regardless of their background, disability, gender, ethnicity, or race.

The Hanna H. Gray Fellows program seeks to increase diversity in the professoriate by supporting early career researchers who show exceptional promise of becoming academic scientists, which includes the potential to build and contribute to an equitable and inclusive scientific culture. Through their successful careers, Hanna Gray Fellows will move science forward and will recruit, mentor, and inspire the next generation of scientists from all backgrounds.

Fellows receive funding for their postdoctoral training and during their early years as independent faculty. In addition to financial support, they benefit from professional development, mentorship, a cohort of peers, and inclusion in HHMI’s broader scientific community. 

Announcements of previous cohorts:
20232022 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017

 


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2024 Competition Open Now

The biggest challenges in science call for diverse perspectives and original thinking. 

We are looking for early career scientists who have the potential to become leaders in academic research. As a Hanna Gray Fellow, you can expect to:
  • Transform your career with up to $1.5 million in support spanning postdoctoral training and your early years as faculty
  • Join a vibrant community of more than 100 Hanna Gray Fellows
  • Become a scientific leader who moves science and scientific culture forward
  • Explore your scientific curiosity, with the flexibility to change your research focus

INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR

The Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program team shared more about the award and this year’s application. 

Watch a recording

 

About Hanna H. Gray

The program honors the contributions and service of Hanna Holborn Gray, an HHMI trustee for nearly three decades and a former president of the University of Chicago. Under Gray’s leadership, HHMI took foundational steps toward becoming more inclusive and developed initiatives to foster diversity in science education.