HHMI Research Training Fellowships for Medical Students Program

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Chevy Chase, MD.
Type Basic Science Research, Academic Year Program


The goal of the HHMI Research Training Fellowships for Medical Students (“Med Fellows Program”) is to strengthen and expand the nation’s pool of medically trained researchers.

HHMI Medical Fellows Program supports a full-time biomedical research training program for medical, dental and veterinary students.  It includes a stipend, a research allowance to meet a fellow’s research related expenses, and a fellow’s allowance to be used for health care and education-related expenses incurred as part of the fellowship.



Applicants must be currently enrolled in a medical, dental, or veterinary school in the United States. Students may apply during any year of their studies, but applicants in the last year of school must defer graduation until completion of the fellowship year. These fellowships are not available to students enrolled in a combined medical, dental, or veterinary/Ph.D. program (e.g., M.D./Ph.D.), a Ph.D. program, or an Sc.D. program or to those who have completed a Ph.D. or an Sc.D. in a laboratory based science.

Applicants may have research experience, but it is not required. Applicants with a year of full-time research experience since entering medical, dental, or veterinary school must show how further full-time research experience at this time would strongly enhance their future research careers.  There are no citizenship requirements for application, but those who are not U.S. citizens must have and maintain an  appropriate visa. HHMI will not handle visa matters for applicants.


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Research Training Fellowships for Medical Students
Medical Research Fellows Program,
Chevy Chase, MD
Phone: (800) 424-9924
Fax: (301) 951-6776