New HHMI Program Pledges $1.5 Billion for Outstanding Early Career Faculty Committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program will support up to 150 early career scientists for their research and their efforts to create labs in which everyone can thrive. The Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program is now accepting applications from outstanding basic biomedical researchers, including physician-scientists, who are strongly committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in science. With these resources, Scholars will be positioned to advance their scientific research and their capacity to create an equitable and inclusive lab climate that values diversity. The Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program is a key step forward in HHMI’s pursuit of diversity, equity, and inclusion goals, announced in 2021, and extends HHMI’s existing commitment to early career scientists at universities, colleges, and research organizations around the US.
“For academic science to thrive in an increasingly diverse world, we need to attract and support scientists from a wide variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds,” says HHMI President Erin O’Shea. Scholars will maintain their appointments and labs at their home institutions while becoming employees of HHMI. “Our goal is to help promising researchers build the future of science,” says Leslie Vosshall, an HHMI vice president and the Institute’s chief scientific officer. “We should all be encouraged by HHMI’s commitment to changing the face of science in America,” Hrabowski says.
The Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program will accept applications through September 28, 2022, at 3:00 p. HHMI is the largest private biomedical research institution in the nation.
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