Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Biomedical Science Postdoctoral Fellowships for Early and Young Researchers (Study in USA, Canada or Abroad)

Research Fellowship

Course(s) Offered: BioMedical sciences
Course Level: Graduate (postdoctoral research)
Provider: The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation
Country to Study in: USA, Canada, Abroad

Scholarship Description
The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation supports early postdoctoral research training in all basic biomedical sciences through its Research Fellowship for young men and women engaged in Biological or Medical sciences.

To attain its ultimate goal of increasing the number of imaginative, well-trained and dedicated medical scientists, the Foundation grants financial support of sufficient duration to help further the careers of young men and women engaged in biological or medical research.

The Foundation will not ordinarily consider applicants who plan tenure of the fellowship in the laboratory in which they have already received extensive predoctoral or postdoctoral training. The aim of the fellowship is to broaden postdoctoral training and experience, and a significant change of venue is advisable.

Candidates who hold, or are in the final stages of obtaining a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and are seeking beginning postdoctoral training in basic biomedical research are eligible to apply for a fellowship. The Foundation accepts applications from candidates who have no more than one year of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the deadline for submitting the application (see below), and who have received a PhD (or D.Phil. or equivalent) degree no more than two years before the deadline, or an M.D. degree no more than three years before the deadline.

Fellowships may be awarded to US citizens planning to work in laboratories either in the US, Canada, or abroad and also to foreign citizens for research in laboratories in the US only. Foreign Students will need to obtain appropriate visa documentation, as required by US Immigration.

Applications from established scientists or advanced fellows will NOT be considered. The fellowships are for early postdoctoral training only. Clinical house-staff training does not count as “postdoctoral laboratory training.”

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries

Participating Institutions
Research laboratories in the USA, Canada or outside North America are welcome to participate

Fields of study
Limited number of fellowships are available every year

Number of awards
Since the number of available fellowships is limited, the Foundation does not make more than one award in any one year for training with a given supervisor, and in addition, will not support more than two fellows per laboratory at one time

Sponsorship duration
The Whitney Fellowship is for a period of three years, contingent on performance satisfactory to the Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Committee. One and two-year fellowships are not considered.

Scholarship benefits
The current stipend and expense allowance include: $52,000 (for 1st year), $54,000 (for 2nd year) and $57,000(for 3rd year), and a research allowance of $1,500 per annum for the three years. There is a Dependent Child Allowance of $1,500 per annum for each child. There is no allowance for a spouse.

Travel expenses will be reimbursed directly to the Fellow, upon submission of expense receipts. These reimbursements are in addition to the annual stipend and research allowance.

Research allowance is to be used at the discretion of the Fellow for research expenses, such as lab supplies, computers, etc. If the Fellow wishes, this money may be used, in part or entirely, to help defray the cost of the Fellow’s health insurance premiums. The Fellow determines how this research allowance will be spent.

Method of Application
Applications are to be filled out and submitted online at the official website (link to it is below). Applications must be received by The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation no later than 5:00pm EST, June 30, 2017. Late applications will not be considered.

Applications must be received no later than 5:00pm EST, July 14, 2011

Late applications will not be considered.

Since 1947, The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Fellowship has been providing independent postdoctoral research support to young biomedical scientists. The Foundation recognizes and encourages independent thinking, creativity, and passion for scientific discovery. The HHWF Fellowship Program has excelled at nurturing young scientists, who go on to contribute significantly to the advancement of biomedical research, in many cases with landmark discoveries recognized by major awards.

Application Deadline: 14 July 2011
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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