Below is a list of notable grants recently awarded in the sciences— large federal grants as well as awards of all sizes from private foundations. The individual cited with each entry is the project's principal investigator.


Stirring undergraduate interest in research and teaching careers in the medical and biological sciences. $61 million from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to 51 U.S. universities. (Grants range from $1 million to $2 million each: top awardees were the University of Chicago, the University of Colorado, Cornell University, and Indiana University.)

Jacob K. Javits Neuroscience Investigatorship: Characterization of cell surface components that contribute to the normal development and function of nerve fibers. $2.5 million over seven years from the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders to La Jolla Cancer Research Foundation: W. Stalicup.

Increased efforts to locate tropical rain forest plants, which are potential sources for anti-AIDS and anti-cancer therapies. $150,000 from...

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