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Zhao receives Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Student Fellowship

Zhao receives Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Student Fellowship

Xinyu Zhao, a third-year NUIN student in JC Cang's lab, has been awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) International Student Fellowship, which will support him as he completes his PhD work.

HHMI launched the International Student Research Fellowships Program last year to support international students during their third to fifth years of graduate school in the United States. The Institute created the program because it recognized a problem: International students in U.S. graduate schools often have difficulty getting funding to support their studies. For example, they are not eligible for federal fellowships or training grant support, or other governmental opportunities that are generally reserved for U.S. citizens. The Institute chose to fund the third to fifth years of graduate school because, by this time, most students have chosen a graduate advisor, identified a research project, and demonstrated their potential for success in the lab. Each fellowship is worth $43,000 a year. The HHMI program is designed to nurture the career development of scientists who have the potential to become international scientific leaders.

19 July 2012

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