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HHMI Biomedical Investigators

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is inviting applications for the prestigious HHMI Investigators program, which supports biomedical researchers who study significant biological problems in all of the biomedical disciplines, as well as in adjacent fields such as biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, and computational biology. Plant scientists,  experimental evolutionary biologists, and patient-oriented researchers are welcome to apply. Those selected in this competition will receive a five-year appointment to HHMI, which is renewable pending favorable scientific review. HHMI's long-term, flexible funding gives Investigators the freedom to explore and even change their research direction.  

DEADLINE: Applicants must establish eligibility by May 1; proposals
are due June 13.

FUNDS: $200 million is available for 30 new awards.

ELIGIBILITY: Candidates must hold a Ph.D., and/or M.D. or equivalent degree; hold a tenured or tenure-track position as Assistant Professor or higher academic rank (or the equivalent) at an eligible institution; have more than five but no more than 15 years of experience since  appointment as an assistant professor or equivalent position; and be the principal investigator on one (or more) active, national, peer-reviewed research grants with a duration of at least three years. UCI is on the list of eligible universities. Applicants do not need to have institutional endorsement. If you are interested in applying to this program, please contact UCI's office of Foundation Development: Marge Brannon, Director (email, or Jim
Crawford, Senior Director (

June 13, 2012
Preproposal Deadline: 
May 1, 2012