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HHMI Research Opportunities for Medical Students at U.S. Schools In order to
encourage more medical students to pursue academic and research careers, the
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) offers outstanding "year-out" and
summer research training programs for students enrolled in schools in the
U.S. Women and under-represented minorities are particularly encouraged to
apply.Students enrolled in MD/PhD programs are not eligible to apply.

For 2nd and 3rd Year Students:
1) HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program enables medical, dental, and
veterinary students at schools located in the U.S. to spend a year
conducting basic, translational, or applied biomedical research at any
school or nonprofit research institution in the United States, except at the
NIH in Bethesda, MD. HHMI will award 66 fellowships in 2013.

Joint initiatives with outside funders support additional Fellows doing
research in specific areas: inherited retinal degenerative disease research
(Foundation Fighting Blindness); Duchenne muscular dystrophy research
(Duchenne Research Fund); pre-clinical research in interventional radiology
(Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation). For the 2013-2014 program
year, Fellows will receive a $29,000 stipend, a $5,500 fellow's allowance
for health, dental and vision insurance and some education-related expenses
and a $5,500 research allowance for research-related enrichment activities
and some research costs. The Competition System is now open and the
application deadline is January 11, 2013.

2) The Medical Research Fellows Program at Janelia Farm offers students with
an interest in neuroscience and/or imaging at the cellular and molecular
level an intense year-long research training experience, living and working
at the HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus, a world-class research center in
Ashburn, Virginia in the Washington, D.C., area. Students must submit a
prescreening application by November 1, 2012 and comply with specific
eligibility and application requirements.

For 1st Year Students:
HHMI Summer Medical Fellows Program will support up to 20 students working
in HHMI laboratories (with HHMI investigators, early career scientists or at
the Janelia Farm Research Campus), for a minimum of 8 consecutive weeks (10
weeks preferred). Students must be in good standing at a medical, dental, or
veterinary school located in the U.S. Those who are enrolled in a combined
professional degree/Ph.D. program or who have already received a one-year
award from any year-out research training program are not eligible to apply.
The program is primarily aimed at those students who wish to explore the
summer research experience with the intent of applying for the year-long
program. For the 2013 summer program, students will receive a stipend of
$5,000 for 10 weeks ($500/week for less than 10 weeks) and up to $1,000 for
roundtrip relocation costs. The Competition System opens on November 1, 2012
and the application deadline is February 15, 2013.

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