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Programs and Opportunities

Biomedical Research

HHMI is a recognized leader in biomedical research. Discoveries made in HHMI labs are advancing our understanding of the natural world as well as some of society’s most vexing health problems, including AIDS, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes.

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Science Education

The largest privately funded science education initiative in the United States, HHMI's grants program is enhancing science education for students at all levels, from the earliest grades through advanced training. Grants awarded by HHMI fit within two general categories: research grants for individuals and science education grants for institutions.

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Priorities in Science Education

Our work can be grouped into five strategic themes:


Visit our searchable database of awards in science education.

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View our research and science education funding policies.

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Open Competitions

The Faculty Scholars program is now accepting applications.

How We Advance Science

HHMI Investigator Robert Lefkowitz

HHMI funds exceptionally talented scientists and educators to advance the front lines of biomedical research and train the next generation of scientific leaders.

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