Newly Released Funding Opportunity: 2018 HHMI Investigators Program

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has announced the national competition for the appointment of outstanding scientists as HHMI investigators. This competition will enable HHMI to strengthen its community of basic researchers and physician scientists who bring innovative approaches to the study of biological problems in biomedical disciplines, plant biology, evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, and computational biology.

HHMI pays the full salary of the investigator and offers a comprehensive benefits package to investigators and other eligible employees. Appointees become full-time employees of HHMI and are appointed for a seven-year, renewable period. HHMI investigators are required to devote at least 75% of their total effort to the direct conduct of biomedical research. Applicants with administrative responsibilities or other duties inconsistent with this time commitment may apply, but must reduce those other commitments to be appointed.

These are some of the eligibility requirements for the eligible applicants:

  • Must hold a PhD and/or MD (or the equivalent).
  • Be tenured or on a tenure-track position as an assistant professor or higher academic rank (or the equivalent) at an eligible U.S. institution.
  • Have more than 3, but no more than 12, years of post-training, professional experience.
  • Be a principal investigator on one or more active, national, peer-reviewed research grants with an initial duration of at least three years, such as an NIH R01 grant, as of August 1, 2017.

This is NOT a limited submission opportunity, but we request that any interested investigators to contact George Kosar, Director of Foundation Relations, to let him know of their plans to apply. George and his team would be glad to assist applicants in preparing and submitting materials for this competition.

Sponsor Deadline: Tuesday, June 27 | 3 p.m. (EST)

For additional information regarding the HHMI Investigator Program and this competition please visit:

Applications must be submitted online at: