The Howard Hughes Medical Institute made waves with the announcement of its Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program, a new program supporting early career researchers (ECRs) who fulfill the program’s goals of not only advancing their fields of research but also “diversity, equity, and inclusion through their mentorship and understanding of the experiences of trainees from races and ethnicities underrepresented in US science.”
Plant biology researchers are eligible, as are those studying chemical biology, evolutionary biology, biophysics, and all basic biomedical science disciplines.
The program offers up to $8.6 million of potential support per scholar, with potential appointments reaching 10 years per scholar. Up to 30 scholars will be named each year, starting in 2023. Applications are being accepted now, and close on Sept. 28, 2022.