Expanded Support for Postdoctoral Researchers

Outstanding postdoctoral researchers will have a better chance of securing funding now that HHMI has expanded its support for several major fellowships. In June, the Institute broadened its collaborations with the Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund, the Helen Hay Whitney Foundation, the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, and the Life Sciences Research Foundation.

HHMI will now provide each organization with support for eight postdoctoral fellows a year—double the current number. When the initiative is at full capacity, HHMI will be supporting 96 postdoctoral fellows at an anticipated annual cost of about $5 million.