By: Gina Luke, assistant director, Governmental Relations Division
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is calling on students to apply to its Medical Research Fellows Program by Jan. 11, 2014. The program places veterinary, medical and dental students in a unique position to advance biomedical research and translate their findings from the lab into the treatment of a disease.
Established in 1989, the HHMI fellows program gives students an opportunity to work with a mentor on a basic, translational or applied research project full-time for one year. The project helps students determine how they can incorporate research into their professional careers.
Students have the option to engage in research training in two ways:
- Conduct a year-long research project at an academic or nonprofit institution in the United States, except the National Institutes of Health, at HHMI’s Janelia Farm Research Campus or at the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH) in Durban, South Africa.
- Or, work in a laboratory with an HHMI investigator, early career scientist, HHMI professor or Janelia research during a summer program.
More information about the fellowship program, along with the application, can be found on HHMI’s website.