The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation supports early postdoctoral research training in all basic biomedical sciences.
To attain its ultimate goal of increasing the number of imaginative, well-trained and dedicated medical scientists, the Foundation grants financial support of sufficient duration to help further the careers of young men and women engaged in biological or medical research.
- Firstly, The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation provides funds for travel to the fellowship location at the time of activation of the fellowship for the Fellow and his or her family.
- Also, No payment is made for the transportation of household goods.
- The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation also covers travel expenses incurred for the two-day Annual Fellows Meetings held in November.
- Also, There is a Dependent Child Allowance of $1,500 per annum for each child.
- Further, The stipend and also, expense allowance that the foundation gives is:
| ||Stipend|| Research Allowance|
|1st year :|| $54,000||$1,500|
|2nd year :|| $57,000||$1,500|
|3rd year:|| $60,000||$1,500|
- Candidates who hold, or are in the final stages of obtaining a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and are seeking beginning postdoctoral training in basic biomedical research.
- Further, Candidates who have no more than one year of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the deadline for submitting the application, and who have received a PhD (or D.Phil. or equivalent) degree no more than two years before the deadline, or an M.D. Also, the degree no more than three years before the deadline.
- Fellowships may be awarded to foreign citizens for research in laboratories in the US only. Also, it’s expected that most applicants will reside in North America at the time of application.
- Also, Foreign Students will need to obtain appropriate visa documentation, as required by US Immigration.
- Clinical house-staff training does not count as “postdoctoral laboratory training.”.
- Additionally, Applications from established scientists or advanced fellows will not be considered. Further, The fellowships are for early postdoctoral training only.
- In addition, The Foundation will not ordinarily consider applicants who plan tenure of the fellowship in the laboratory in which they have already received extensive predoctoral or postdoctoral training. Further, The aim of the fellowship is to broaden postdoctoral training and experience, and a significant change of venue is advisable.
- Further, A two-day Annual Meeting of Fellows is held in November of each year, at which each third-year Fellow presents the results of his or her research. This meeting is an important component of the Fellowship Program because of the opportunity it provides the Fellows for scientific interchange and exposure to biomedical fields other than their own. Attendance at the meeting in its entirety is as a condition of acceptance of the fellowship.