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Ton Van Den Bogert
03-18-2008, 01:11 AM
Last week the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) announced a major new
program. It is aimed at researchers who have run their own labs for two to
six years and are now at a critical point in establishing their own
independent research programs. Through a national competition, HHMI plans to
select as many as 70 early career scientists from a wide range of scientific
disciplines relevant to biological and medical inquiry. These scientists, most
of whom will be assistant professors at the time of the award, will receive
six-year, non-renewable appointments to HHMI and receive the substantial
research support necessary to move their research in creative, new directions.
HHMI will invest more than $300 million in this first group of scientists and
plans a second competition in 2011.

More information: http://www.hhmi.org/research/competitions/earlycareer2009/

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Ton van den Bogert, Biomch-L co-moderator
http://www.Biomch-L.org