The Graduate School invites nominations for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study. The fellowship program provides awards to pairs of dissertation advisors and graduate students based on what the HHMI values and considers essential components of the environment, particularly the institution and advisor’s commitment to creating a healthy academic ecosystem and the student’s potential for scientific leadership.
The award also aligns with and supports development in the OSU Grad Advantage core competencies for graduate students. Nominees are encouraged to complete the OSU Grad Advantage Self-Assessment Tool at the time of their nomination, or in the case of prospective students after they have been formally admitted to gauge their ongoing professional development.
Fellows are supported for up to three years of dissertation research, typically in years 3 -5 of doctoral study. The 2023 fellowship cohort award amount is $53,000 per year. This includes an annual fellow stipend of $36,000, an institution allowance (in lieu of tuition and fees) of $10,000, a fellow’s discretionary allowance of $4,000, and an advisor allowance of $3,000 to support diversity and inclusion efforts and the graduate level.
Advisors engage in a thirty-hour, yearlong culturally responsive mentorship development course through online modules and in-person meetings, learn best practices in improving communication, managing expectations, and developing inclusive mentoring relationships, develop an implementation plan, and receive support to address challenges related to diversity and inclusion and the graduate level.
The nomination period begins on Monday, August 29, 2022. All nominations must be submitted by 5 pm., Friday, September 23, 2022.
Nominations may be submitted by the nominee's graduate program director, department chair/head or appropriate college leadership. Students may not apply directly for this award. Each unit (as defined by university major code) may nominate no more than ONE nominee (total) per award cycle.
The Graduate School will review department nominees and select those that will move forward in the HHMI process. OSU’s HHMI-designated nominator will forward selected nominations to fulfill our allotted slots which are determined annually by HMMI.
If your advisor-student pair is selected by OSU and then HHMI to move forward in the process, additional materials will be requested. You can find information about the additional materials in the 2023 HHMI Gilliam Program Announcement.
In the online nomination form, nominators will be required to prepare/upload the following materials as one PDF document using the following file name convention:
“Student’s last name_grad program_HHMI.pdf,” and upload it through the nomination form.
For questions about this award or any Graduate School administered awards, please contact our Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships team.