The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is opening a $300 million linkurl:competition; today for early career scientists. As many as 70 scientists will receive six year, non-renewable appointments with HHMI. The competition is open to tenured or tenure-track researchers between the second and sixth year of their appointment. Applicants are required to submit an intention to apply letter by April 30, 2008, and send in a completed application by June 10. The next chance for this award won't come around until 2011.Correction: When originally posted, the article referred to HHMI "grants" rather than "appointments." The HHMI will employ the scientists for a 6 year term. Early career scientists will not receive a grant. The Scientist regrets the error.

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