The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has issued a Call for Applications for its 2016 Medical Research Fellows Program.
The program is designed to give students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a year of basic, translational, or applied biomedical research, during which they will become part of a community of medical fellows through regional meetings and other events; gain insight into a wide range of research areas and receive career advice from program alumni and other prominent physician-scientists; and interact with HHMI investigators at an HHMI science meeting.
Fellows also share their research and network with other trainees and renowned biomedical investigators at two Medical Fellows conferences during the year; participate in scientific conferences in their field and present their work; and spend a year evaluating whether research should be part of their career.
Fellows select their own mentor at an academic or nonprofit research institution in the United States (excluding the National Institutes of Health or other federal agency) or abroad and work with the mentor to develop a research proposal.
Medical, dental, or veterinary students at schools located in the United States are eligible for the program.
Visit the HHMI website for complete application guidelines and application instructions.