Student Opportunities

***POSTED 10/18/16, EXPIRES 12/15/16***

Please find attached the call for Global Genome Initiative Buck Postdoctoral Fellowships. These are two-year fellowships that contribute specifically to the goals of the Global Genome Institute (GGI) at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), and include a 60% time commitment to biodiversity genomic research and a 40% commitment to other GGI-related activities. The fellowships are aimed at increasing the capacity for biodiversity genomics at the NMNH.

GGI Buck Fellowships are oriented toward contributing research on a topic relating to GGI's overarching goal, "Preserving and Understanding Earth's Genomic Biodiversity." The program aims to leverage question-driven, peer-reviewed research on biodiversity, evolution and ecology in order to accelerate the acquisition, genetic identification, and genomic research on strategically chosen samples of the major lineages of Life. For more information on GGI activities and goals, please visit

All application materials must be submitted by or on 15 December 2016 for consideration.

With questions, please contact Katie Barker, Program Manager, GGI and Global Genome Biodiversity Network, NMNH, Smithsonian Institution, MRC 106, PO Box 37012, Washington, D.C. 20013-7012, tel: 202-633-2460,

Click here to visit the call for applications.


***POSTED 9/20/16, EXPIRES 2/15/17***

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has announced a new program to recruit and retain early-career scientists who are from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program seeks to increase diversity in the biomedical research community by recruitment and retention of individuals from groups underrepresented in the life sciences. Through their successful careers as academic scientists, Hanna H. Gray Fellows will move science forward and inspire the next generation of scientists from America's diverse talent pool. The Institute will select and support up to 15 Fellows in this competition, which is now open for applications.

Fellows will receive funding for their postdoctoral training and, if eligible, in their early career years as independent faculty. The program includes opportunities for career development, including mentoring and active involvement in the HHMI scientific community.

Fellows will receive a non-renewable grant of $80,000 annually for up to four years of postdoctoral training support followed by a non-renewable grant of $270,000 annually for up to four years of the faculty phase, if program criteria are met.

September 19, 2016: Online application opens

February 15, 2017, 3pm (ET): Application due date

September 2017: Selection notification

November 15, 2017 to January 15, 2018: Grant term begins

Click the following link to apply: Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program