HHMI International Student Research Fellowships

Campus deadline (UW nomination):   October 30, 2015

Program description

The HHMI International Student Research Fellowships are designed to facilitate the research training of outstanding international predoctoral students in the biomedical and related sciences, including physical and mathematical sciences.

This fellowship program supports outstanding international predoctoral students studying in the United States who are ineligible for fellowships or training grants through U.S. federal agencies.

Students invited to participate in this program are eligible for a fellowship to support years three, four, and five of a PhD program. Eligible fields of study include biology, chemistry, physics, math, computer science, engineering, and plant biology—as well as interdisciplinary research.


Students cannot apply directly for this award; nominations must come from the department to the UW Graduate School Office of Fellowships and Awards. Students should contact their academic department about the nomination process being used.

Eligible students:

  • have demonstrated exceptional talent for research,
  • are in the second or third year of graduate study,
  • have entered a laboratory in which they will conduct their dissertation research, and
  • are not U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S.


  • Up to Three years
  • Supports years three, four, and five of a PhD program
  • 2016–2017 fellowship year: $43,000

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.hhmi.org/programs/international-student-research-fellowships