Whitney Research Fellowship in USA

Grant / Award Research Scholarship
  • Apply Before : June 15, 2020

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 7367
  • Degree Research
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTS
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded

Opportunity Description

The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation established to support young researchers in conducting early postdoctoral research training in all basic biomedical sciences.

This fellowship is a competitive program offering a limited number of scholarships for the postdoctoral degrees, aiming to encourage creative thinkers, recognize the passion for scientific discoveries.

Key dates:

  • Deadline: June 15 (5:00 pm EST)
  • Interview date: Early- Mid October
  • Review of personal interview application: November 6
  • Final notification date for successful applicants: November 9
  • Starting date: April 1, 2021
  • End of program: September 1, 2021

Location: USA

Duration: three years


  • travel expenses for fellow and his/her family
  • travel expenses for two-day meeting held in November
  • Annual stipend and research allowance
  • First-year, the participant will receive $54000
  • Second-year, the participants will receive $57000
  • Third-year, the participant will receive $60000
  • Research allowance for each year is $1500
  • There is a dependent Child allowance of $1500 per annum for each child

Level of study: postdoctoral research training

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  • Participants must have obtained/ or are their final stage of Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree
  • Looking to start their postdoctoral training in basic medical research
  • No more than one year of postdoctoral research experience.
  • Participant graduation must be within the last two years for Ph.D. and withing the last three years for M.D degrees additionally.
  • Must not receive any extensive pre-doctoral or postdoctoral training
  • Will attend a two-day annual meeting which will be held in November of each year

Supported documents:

  • 2-page application cover
  • Application items 1-6
  • Three significant publications that are not readily available online
  • A financial officer’s letter
  • Collaboration letters
  • Four reference letters
  • One letter from your prospective supervisor

Note: your reference letter must not be uploaded along with the application form. Do not use the templet of reference letters for your supervisor’s letter.

How to apply:

  • Fill out the online application form
  • Download the reference letter  template
  • Your referees must fill the reference letter, and send them to letters@hhwf.org
  • Download the Application Items 1-6, fill and upload it along with your online application form.

The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation official website can provide more information about the fellowship.

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