Research Management Group (RMG)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
2015 HHMI Investigator Competition

**For Stanford faculty with UTL appointments--basic researchers and physician scientists--who bring innovative approaches to the study of biological problems through biomedical disciplines, including plant biology, as well as adjacent fields of evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, and computational biology (see eligibility, purpose/key attributes, and important conditions below).

# of applicants permitted from Stanford: this investigator competition places no restrictions on the number of applications from any eligible institution. Faculty apply directly; prior institutional endorsement is not part of the application process.

Guidelines
http://www.hhmi.org/programs/biomedical-research/investigator-program


Timeline:

REVISED-Deadline to establish eligibility May 1, 2014 online*
*HHMI encourages individuals to establish their eligibility by the above date. However, this is a soft deadline. You can establish your eligibility at this webpage. http://www.hhmi.org/research/application/comp2015
Application Deadline: June 3, 2014, 3 p.m. ET (12 noon our time)** online via the same application webpage.
Semifinalists will be named in early 2015.
2015 Investigator symposium: April 13-14, 2015. Semifinalists will be expected to attend symposium and make a presentative.
Finalists will be announced in the spring of 2015.

**Institutional representatives: not applicable. Faculty apply directly to HHMI. You do not need to submit your applications to your department's Research Process Manager (RPM) or, for other schools, your Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) contract officer, because this is not a sponsored research project (see conditions below).

Eligibility

Purpose:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute is pleased to announce a 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 through biomedical disciplines, including plant biology, as well as adjacent fields of evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, and computational biology.

Key attributes
From this competition, HHMI expects to appoint 20 to 25 new investigators who will be among the most creative and promising in the nation. HHMI investigators are expected to demonstrate a combination of the following attributes that distinguish them from other highly competent scientists in their field:

These appointments are highly selective. Those candidates with outstanding records who have shown evidence of significant originality and accomplishments are encouraged to apply. HHMI welcomes applications from women and members of minority groups that are under-represented in biomedical sciences.

Important Conditions:

Selection of Investigators
The HHMI review process will include evaluation of applications by distinguished scientists, leading to the selection of semifinalists by early 2015. Further review will include a symposium attended by HHMI scientific leadership and the final advisory panel, at which each semifinalist will make a brief research presentation. Finalists will be announced in the spring of 2015, with appointments as early as September 1, 2015. All applicants should mark their calendars for the April 13-14, 2015 symposium at HHMI’s Janelia Farm Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia. Those named as semifinalists will be required to attend and should plan to arrive on April 13.

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