Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program

HHMI invites applications for the new Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program. The program will support basic researchers, including physician-scientists, who have strong potential to become leaders in their fields and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through their mentorship and understanding of the experiences of trainees from races and ethnicities underrepresented in U.S. science.

Scholars will prioritize scientific excellence in their research while creating an equitable and inclusive lab climate that values diversity and serves as a model within their institutions and beyond. Eligible research areas include all basic biomedical science disciplines, including plant biology, evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, and computational biology.

Scholars will receive potential support valued at up to $8.6 million per scholar through the program. Up to 30 Freeman Hrabowski Scholars will be selected in 2023, with future competitions anticipated every other year.

To be eligible applicants must have a PhD and/or MD (or the equivalent) and be in a tenure-track faculty position (or equivalent; see A8 below) at one of the eligible U.S. institutions. Federal government employees are not eligible.

Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.