MSE Graduate Student Jianhe Guo receives prestigious HHMI Fellowship

The Materials Science & Engineering Program is proud to announce that Jianhe Guo of the Fan Research Group has received a highly competitive fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for international students in predoctoral programs.  The fellowships were awarded to 45 different students from 18 different countries in an effort to help them complete their graduate degrees in life sciences.  The awardees will receive $43,000 during each year of the fellowship.

From the HHMI website: “HHMI established the International Student Research Fellowships Program in 2011 to support international students during their third to fifth years of graduate school in the United States. Since then, the Institute has invested $20.8 million in the program, and is currently supporting a total of 231 students from 46 countries.  International students in U.S. graduate schools often have difficulty getting funding to support their studies. They are not eligible for federal fellowships or training grant support, or other governmental opportunities that are generally reserved for students who are U.S. citizens.  Fifty-seven PhD-granting institutions were eligible to nominate graduate students for this year’s fellowships. Three hundred twenty-nine students submitted applications, which were reviewed by a panel of top scientists and graduate educators. Only institutions currently hosting one or more HHMI Investigators could nominate candidates.”

We would like to congratulate Jianhe on all of his hard work and continuous drive to excel.  He has truly earned such an award and we look forward to what he can accomplish with this amazing support!

To learn more about the HHMI Fellowships please see their website here.

To learn more about Jianhe’s research within Dr. Donglei Fan’s group, please see their website here.