The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) recently announced the first 48 recipients of a new program designed to benefit international predoctoral students who have research expertise. This year, the International Student Research Fellowship allowed these 48 exceptionally talented graduate students from 22 countries to devote their full attention to research at a critical time during their professional development as scientists.
The International Student Research Fellowship program aims to support science and engineering students during their third, fourth, and fifth years of graduate school. HHMI chose to start this program because it recognized an ongoing problem: international students in U.S. graduate schools often have difficulty getting funding to support their studies because they are ineligible for many federal grants and state scholarships reserved for U.S. citizens. Details about next year's HHMI Fellowship Competition will be available on the website soon.
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