June 15, 2020, 5:00pm EST
The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Research Fellowship
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.
Competition for the Helen Hay Whitney fellowships is intense. Less than 5% of those who apply to us receive awards. Please note that because of the volume of applications received, the Foundation is unable to provide critiques of unsuccessful proposals.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- Biomedical Sciences
ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.
Note: contingent on performance satisfactory to the Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Committee. One and two-year fellowships are not considered.
- Candidates who hold, or are in the final stages of obtaining a PhD., M.D., or equivalent degree and are seeking beginning postdoctoral training in basic biomedical research are eligible to apply for a fellowship.
- Candidates who have no more than one year of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the deadline for submitting the application, 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. We expect that most applicants will reside in North America at the time of application.
- 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.”
- 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.
- Since the number of available fellowships is limited, the Foundation does not make more than one award per year for training with a given supervisor. It also does not support more than two fellows per laboratory at one time.
- A two-day Annual Meeting of Fellows is held in November of each year, at which each third-year Fellow presents the results of his or her research. This meeting is an important component of the Fellowship Program because of the opportunity it provides the Fellows for scientific interchange and exposure to biomedical fields other than their own. Attendance at the meeting in its entirety is expected as a condition of acceptance of the fellowship.
- The Foundation provides funds for travel to the fellowship location at the time of activation of the fellowship for the Fellow and his or her family. No payment is made for the transportation of household goods. The Foundation also covers travel expenses incurred for the two-day Annual Fellows Meetings held in November. 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.
- The current stipend and expense allowance is:
- Stipend at 1st year is $54,000 and the Research Allowance is $1,500.
- Stipend at 2nd year is $57,000 and the Research Allowance is $1,500.
- Stipend at 3rd year is $60,000 and the Research Allowance is $1,500.
- There is a Dependent Child Allowance of $1,500 per annum for each child. There is no allowance for a spouse. If a fellowship is awarded and the Fellow advises us that he or she is eligible for the Dependent Child Allowance, we will then request a copy of the birth or adoption certificate(s). Payment of the child allowance will be made on the fellowship activation date, and annually thereafter.
Supplementation of the stipend is permitted. It is not acceptable, however, to hold concurrently a full fellowship from another source. Non-research activities, such as teaching, must not occupy more than 10% of the Fellow’s time.
First Step: Please read the instructions carefully before attempting to complete the online application submission. Download the ‘Instructions and Guidelines’ (580kb).
Second Step: Download the ‘Reference Letter Template’ (36kb) and forward to your four referees. This form requires submission by Monday, June 15, 2020, 5:00 pm EST. All four completed reference letters should be emailed to [email protected]. No faxes. Please convert the letter to pdf format and name the pdf file according to the instructions on the ‘Reference Letter Template’.
Third Step: Download form ‘Application Items 1-6’ (20kb). Upon its completion, upload it along with the other requested items.
- Before you click on the link below for the online application, please read the complete formatting and submission instructions.
- The uploading of the zipped file should be done immediately following the submission of the 2-page application cover (it should NOT be uploaded at a later time or date).
- Online Application: Click here for ‘2021 HHWF Online Application’.
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This Scholarship Published by:
“Rahma Sabry/ Egypt“
Reviewed by” Lamis Ahmed/ Egypt ”
MARJ3 Scholarships Team