HHMI» Summer Research Fellowships

William & Mary Undergraduate Science Education and Research Program
Sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute


In order to promote diversity in STEM fields, Wren Scholars and students from backgrounds that are currently underrepresented in STEM fields will be eligible to apply for HHMI Summer Research Fellowships.  These fellowships provide the opportunity for students to work full time on campus with a William and Mary faculty member in mentored research in any STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) field.  Free on-campus housing as well as a $4,500 stipend is provided.  In addition to sponsoring full time summer research opportunities, the program will also host workshops on various topics relevant to STEM fields including:  science ethics; how to make science posters; how to present your data; applying to grad and med schools; quantitative skills.  The application will be available on this site in February with a due date in March.  

Applicants should submit an electronic application no later than 5 pm on the date stated on the HHMI Application Deadline schedule.

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of academic standing, the clarity and scientific merit of the project proposal, the potential for the project to contribute to a future publication or presentation, and whether the student will continue to be involved in the project beyond the summer.

Students who accept an HHMI Summer Research Fellowship must devote a minimum of 10 weeks (40 hours per week) to the project. Additional funding from other sources may not be accepted for the same project.