Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Med into Grad Initiative

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Med into Grad Initiative will award four-year grants totaling $400,000 to $1,000,000 to support educational programs that incorporate the knowledge and skills of medicine and pathobiology into graduate education in order to train biomedical scientists who are better prepared to translate the discoveries of basic biological science into the treatment of human diseases.

The goal of this initiative is to develop an understanding of pathobiological and medical principles by tomorrow’s Ph.D. biomedical researchers. This new cadre of investigators will appreciate which biological problems are of the greatest clinical relevance and will have the knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate the movement of new biological knowledge to tools for improved human health. Though each program may have a different focus, HHMI looks to support programs that address the following areas, all of which are important in developing, enhancing, or maintaining graduate training programs.

• Curricular and Educational Activities
• Graduate Student Selection, Mentoring, and Support
• Program Sustainability and Institutionalization
• Program Evaluation
• Program Leadership
• Faculty Participation
• Program Administration

MU faculty who are interested in making an application for this program must register their intent to apply with the Foundation and with the Office of Research by 1:00 p.m. January 6, 2009. When registering your intent to apply, you must list Rob Duncan (573-882-9500, as the institution's president. The website to register an intent to apply is (Login ID: Guest) (Password: Register). At the same time as intent to apply is registered with HHMI, a parallel notice should be sent via email to the Office of Research at

While any number of faculty may register to apply, only 2 may make a full proposal. If more than two faculty members register an intent to apply, the Office of Research will hold an internal competition to determine who the two applicants will be.


$400,000 - $1,000,000.

MU Deadline:

1:00 p.m. January 6, 2009 (register intent to apply)

Sponsor Deadlines:

January 6, 2009 (register intent to apply)
April 27, 2009 (proposal deadline)

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at