The awards, established by HHMI, support exceptionally promising doctoral students motivated to pursue careers in academic science. The program’s goal is to prepare a diverse and highly trained scientific workforce that can help develop the next generation of scientists.
Rale is a Ph.D. candidate in molecular biology who is advised by Sabine Petry, an assistant professor of molecular biology.
Each fellow will receive an annual award totaling $46,000, which includes a stipend, training allowance and an institutional allowance, for up to three years.
As part of the fellowship, each student’s adviser will participate in a year of mentoring development activities, including online training and an in-person workshop at HHMI headquarters in Chevy Chase, Maryland.