HHMI Freeman Hrabowski Scholars: Sponsor Deadline


Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 3:00pm

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Freeman Hrabowski Scholars
Sponsor Deadline: September 28, 2022 by 3:00PM
Award Amount: Scholars receive full salary and benefits, a research budget of approximately $2 million over the first five years, and eligibility to participate in HHMI capital equipment purchasing programs.

The HHMI Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program supports outstanding early career faculty who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in science. Freeman Hrabowski Scholars will be outstanding basic researchers, including physician-scientists, who have strong potential to become leaders in their fields and to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through their mentorship and understanding of the experiences of trainees from races and ethnicities underrepresented in US science. Scholars will prioritize scientific excellence in their own research while creating an equitable and inclusive lab climate that values diversity and serves as a model within their own institutions and beyond. Eligible research areas include all basic biomedical science disciplines, as well as plant biology, evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, and computational biology. Applicants must be tenure-track faculty members who began their first post-training position and a tenure-track (or equivalent) faculty position on or after July 1, 2018, or have accepted an offer for a tenure-track (or equivalent) position that will begin no later than July 1, 2023.

Freeman Hrabowski Scholars will be employed by HHMI and will maintain an academic appointment and lab at their research institutions, like HHMI Investigators. The appointment is a five-year term as an HHMI lab head, renewable for an additional five-year term following a successful progress evaluation. This program limits the time spent on teaching, academic service, patient care, administration, and consulting (subject to HHMI’s policies on consulting), including diversity, equity, inclusion efforts outside your lab, to no more than 20% of a recipient’s total professional effort. Prior to applying, interested applicants from FAS and SEAS must first seek school or divisional approval. Applicants with a primary appointment in the Science Division should contact Laura Wipf, Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs for Science, at laura_wipf@fas.harvard.edu. Applicants with a primary appointment in SEAS should contact Diane Schneeberger, Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs for SEAS, at dls@seas.harvard.edu.