HHMI Names 2015 International Student Research Fellows

The in Chevy Chase, Maryland, has announced its 2015 class of .

Forty-five pre-doctoral candidates from eighteen countries, three of which — Jamaica, Poland, and the Philippines — are represented for the first time, will each receive $43,000 a year for the next three years and be mentored by senior scientists at their respective institutions. Launched in 2011, the program provides support to international grad students during their third, fourth, and fifth years of study in the United States, years that HHMI describes as the most critical for Ph.D. completion and which young international scholars, who are not eligible for federal fellowships, training grant support, or other governmental opportunities generally reserved for U.S. citizens, often find difficult to fund.

The program builds on HHMI's longstanding commitment to international science. In 2012, the institute presented International Early Career Scientists awards to twenty-eight U.S.-trained scholars to establish independent research programs in twelve countries where funding for scientific pursuits is scarce.

"We are fortunate that some of the most talented young scientists from around the world choose to come to the United States for their graduate work," said David J. Asai, senior director for HHMI's graduate and medical education programs. "It is a pleasure to recognize the HHMI International Student Research Fellows for their high level of scientific creativity, their potential to become scientific leaders, and the effective guidance that they are receiving from their thesis advisers."

For a complete list of HHMI's , visit the HHMI Web site.

"." Howard Hughes Medical Institute Press Release 07/30/2015.