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The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is a medical research organization dedicated to biomedical research and education. The 2006 HHMI Professors competition is HHMI’s second undergraduate grants competition intended to stimulate, support, and empower accomplished research scientists in conveying the excitement and values of scientific research to undergraduate education and to apply their innovations to advancing science education. Additional goals of the program are to introduce graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to the challenges and rewards of mentoring undergraduates and to develop a cadre of scientist-educators around the country who are leaders in research and excel in undergraduate teaching. The focus of this competition will be primarily on tenured faculty members with established research and educational programs in the biological sciences who are prepared to significantly expand their undergraduate educational activities. Faculty in the biological, biochemical, bioinformatics, and biomedical sciences are eligible, as well as those in subfields of physics, chemistry, and engineering that relate to the biomedical sciences.

HHMI’s principal objectives are the advancement of fundamental knowledge in the biomedical sciences and the application of that knowledge to alleviate disease and promote health. Through its grants and special programs, HHMI seeks to strengthen science education and biomedical research by supporting current and future leaders to advance scientific knowledge, develop educational products, and implement outstanding educational practices.

Because MU is limited to 2 nominations for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research, 203 Jesse Hall, no later than 9:00 am Monday, April 11. Letters of intent should be limited to 3 pages and should summarize 1) the applicant’s accomplishments in undergraduate education and the proposed project, including its anticipated target group(s), number of participants, and outcomes.

Amount: $1 million over a four-year period
MU Deadline: April 8, 2005
Foundation Deadlines: May 2, 2005 (university registers its nominees)
  September 7, 2005 (proposal deadline)
  May 2006 (awards announced)

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This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in biomedical disciplines. Please forward it to faculty who may be interested.


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