HHMI to Award More than $1 Billion to Promote Equity in Research
“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 in the institute’s announcement. The new scholarship program, called the Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program, is named in honor of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s outgoing president, Freeman A.
HHMI’s aim for the new program, it says, is to bolster future leaders’ scientific research as they build labs with more equitable and inclusive working environments. The program is accepting applications through September 28, 2022 from biomedical researchers who will work to advance diversity, but the HHMI hasn’t yet specified what criteria it’s looking for.
Scholars will maintain their positions at their current institutions, but will also become HHMI employees, according to the HHMI announcement. “Our goal is to help promising researchers build the future of science,” Leslie Vosshall, an HHMI vice president and its chief scientific officer, says in the institute’s announcement.
Read full article at The Scientist