$600 Million for Basic Biomedical Research

Posted on April 18, 2007  Comments (7)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) will hold a national competition for investigators that will result in an investment of at least $600 million in basic biomedical research. Up to 50 new researchers will be selected by spring 2008. HHMI Announces New Open Competition:

HHMI seeks applications from outstanding scientists studying biomedical problems in a broad array of disciplines, including not only biology and medicine, but related areas of chemistry, physics, engineering and computational biology. This competition is open to early career stage scientists at approximately 200 eligible institutions.

HHMI values innovation and encourages its investigators to extend the boundaries of science. By appointing scientists as Hughes investigators — rather than awarding research grants — HHMI is guided by the principle of “people, not projects.” HHMI investigators have the freedom to explore and, if necessary, to change direction in their research. Moreover, they have support to follow their ideas through to fruition — even if that process takes many years.

This new competition represents the first time that HHMI has opened up a general competition to the direct application process. In the past, faculty members had to be nominated by their institutions for HHMI investigator positions.

More details and apply via: 2008 HHMI Investigator Competition.

7 Responses to “$600 Million for Basic Biomedical Research”

  1. KJ Roberts
    May 2nd, 2007 @ 6:10 am

    Great news!

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  3. Sarah Bern
    June 8th, 2007 @ 12:40 pm

    Great news for everyone who is interested in Biomedical Engineering!

    It is time Governments around the world start funding Biomedical research an d develop better medicines and medical devices.

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