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HHMI to Award More than $1 Billion to Promote Equity in Research
A new program will provide 150 early-career scientists committed to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity up to $8.6 million each.
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HHMI to Award More than $1 Billion to Promote Equity in Research
HHMI to Award More than $1 Billion to Promote Equity in Research

A new program will provide 150 early-career scientists committed to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity up to $8.6 million each.

A new program will provide 150 early-career scientists committed to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity up to $8.6 million each.

ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, ajijchan

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NYU Defends Against Backlash Over Potential Hire
Amanda Heidt | Apr 29, 2022
Hundreds of the school’s faculty, students, and trainees are protesting its consideration of David Sabatini, who left his previous posts after alleged sexual misconduct.
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HHMI Kickstarts $2 Billion Initiative to Boost Diversity in STEM
Chloe Tenn | Nov 23, 2021
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute will invest the funds over 10 years across all stages of the STEM pipeline.
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New HHMI Investigator Cohort Announced
Chloe Tenn | Sep 23, 2021
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute appoints 33 new researchers, each of whom will receive roughly $9 million over seven years.
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Cell Biologist David Sabatini Fired for Sexual Harassment
Shawna Williams | Aug 22, 2021
The researcher, known for his work on the mTOR signaling pathway, is no longer with MIT’s Whitehead Institute or HHMI following an investigation into his conduct.
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Making STEM Education More Welcoming to Underrepresented Minorities
Esther Landhuis | Jun 1, 2019
Diversity programs are shifting their focus from just providing academic support to creating a learning environment that is more inclusive of people of different backgrounds.
Research Funders Make Secretive Overseas Investments: Report
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 6, 2018
An investigation by Science reveals that charities’ investments support activities opposed to their own missions, such as human health and environmental protection.
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HHMI Professors Urge Professional Societies to Exclude Harassers
Shawna Williams | Sep 6, 2018
A letter in Science garners dozens of signatures.
Prominent Neuroscientist Fired by Columbia, HHMI
Shawna Williams | Mar 8, 2018
The specific reason for Thomas Jessell’s dismissal has not been disclosed.
The HHMI Bump
Bob Grant | Jan 28, 2014
A new study shows a slight citation benefit to authors recently awarded investigator status from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Meet the New HHMI Crop
Bob Grant | May 9, 2013
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has tapped 27 biomedical researchers for their scientific excellence.
Million-Dollar Teaching Award
Kate Yandell | Mar 15, 2013
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is inviting natural science professors to apply for a grant to fund innovative undergraduate education.
HHMI Competition Opens
Megan Scudellari | Mar 16, 2012
The biomedical institute seeks up to 30 new investigators in its first nationwide search in 5 years.
HHMI to Fund International Labs
Sabrina Richards | Jan 25, 2012
Twenty-eight international scientists win HHMI funding to set up own research labs overseas.
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Karen Hopkin | Jul 1, 2011
Studying the earliest events in visual development, Carla Shatz has learned the importance of looking at one’s data with open eyes—and an open mind.