Supporting outstanding early career faculty committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in science. Scholars are HHMI employees, and each is appointed for up to two, five-year terms, receiving up to $8.6 million over 10 years, including salary, research budget, and equipment.

This is not a limited submission.  However, principal investigators are requested to submit acourtesy notification in InfoReady as soon as possible and by April 15, 2024 to coordinate support from the OSU Foundation Relations team for this opportunity. You will receive an email in response to this notification to set up a meeting to discuss support of your application.


Full applications are due to the sponsor: May 15, 2024.

Eligibility Requirements

Degree(s): PhD and/or MD (or the equivalent).

Have a research focus in the biological and biomedical sciences, working across many scientific disciplines in a wide range of organisms

Academic position: Tenure-track faculty position at an eligible US institution. Federal government employees are not eligible. 

Eligibility window: The first post-training position and the first tenure-track position must have begun on or after March 1, 2020, and no later than March 1, 2025. For applicants who have accepted an offer for a tenure-track position that will not begin until after the application deadline of May 15, 2024, the institutional offer letter must be signed by both the faculty member and the institutional official before May 15, 2024.

Supported disciplines:

Note: HHMI has indicated that environmental or ecological topics will be less competitive.

  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biophysics
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Biology
  • Computational Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Genetics Immunology
  • Medicine & Translational Research
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Parasitology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Structural Biology
  • Systems Biology
  • Virology

Leah Gorman, MS, MEd

Strategic Research Development Specialist

Office for Research Advancement

Division of Research and Innovation

Oregon State University

Tel: (541) 737-1755

Pronouns : She/Her/Hers

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