Illinois students Hua Wang and Yang Xu (both from China) have been chosen as 2015 Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Student Research Fellows.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute selected 45 students from 18 countries for the fellowships which aim to help international students complete their degrees. The fellowship aids students during their third to fifth year of graduate school in the United States and provides awardees $43,000 each year.
According to a press release, 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.
See the full list of fellows here.