Howard Hughes Medical Institute to Launch Labs of New Investigators Abroad
Jan 12, 2011
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) launched on 1 December 2010 an international competition to select up to 35 early career scientists working at academic institutions in 18 countries on five continents with the goal of helping these talented individuals establish independent research programs.
The Institute has committed $24 million for the International Early Career Scien-tist Program and will award each scientist who is selected a total of $650,000 over five years. The competition is open to scientists who have trained in the US, run their own labs for less than seven years, and work in one of 18 eligible countries. Those countries are Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Hungary, India, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey.
This competition is designed to give a boost to international scientists who return to their home country to do research after training in the United States. If suc-cessful, this pilot project could form the basis for a larger international endeavor.
International Early Career Scientists Program Announcement
HHMI’s International Program