The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, impressed with the numbers and quality of applicants received this year, has decided to increase the number of Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study from 5 to 9. The Gilliam fellows program aims to enrich science research and increase diversity of college and university faculty members by supporting the education of top student scientists. Each awardee receives $44,000 a year for up to five years. The program began in 2004, and there are currently 21 Gilliam scholars in addition to the latest winners. Read more about this program at the HHMI website.
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