About Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is a leading biomedical research organization. Its $14.8 billion endowment allows the institute to employ over 350 scientists in labs across the country, as well as fund promising research at other facilities through its grants program. HHMI concentrates its research efforts on fields such as cell biology, computational biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience and structural biology.

Research scholars in the Cloister Program spend a year living and working on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Md. Each scholar selects a laboratory to join after arrival at the NIH and works under the mentorship of a senior NIH scientist. All research scholars are housed together in the Cloister building on campus, creating a unique community and sense of camaraderie among the students. The HHMI Research Training Fellowships for Medical Students provides support for biomedical research for one year under the guidance of a mentor at an academic or nonprofit research institution in the United States or abroad (with the one exception of the NIH). Applicants for the fellowship choose their own mentor and submit a research plan. Proposals for research should concentrate on basic biological processes or disease mechanisms.

Eligibility

Open to current U.S. medical, dental or veterinary school students. MD/PhD or DDS/PhD students, or those who have a PhD in a laboratory-based science are not eligible.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

  • HHMI Research Training Fellowships
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inc
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • 4000 Jones Bridge Road
  • Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • Phone: (301) 215-8500

Stats

  • Number of Interns: 51 to 100
  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: Graduate Students

Locations

  • Baltimore, MD