Research Management Group (RMG)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
2017 HHMI Professors Competition

**New $1M HHMI funding opportunity for full-time, tenured faculty members of baccalaureate degree-granting natural science departments (biological/life sciences; chemistry/biochemistry, physics, earth/geosciences, astronomy) who are accomplished research scientists deeply committed to making science more engaging for undergraduates. See eligibility criteria below.**

The deadline for 2016 has passed. This webpage is for your reference only.

NEW THIS YEAR: In addition to the grants to individual professors, this opportunity includes the option for teams of two eligible scientists from the same institution to apply for collaborative awards, each team award totaling $1.5 million over five years.



# of applicants:
an unlimited number of applicants are permitted from Stanford. An internal selection process is not required

 

Timeline:
Deadline to submit Intent to Apply (required): July 1, 2016 via http://www.hhmi.org/hhmiprofs2017
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: Sept. 29, 2016
Application deadline: Oct. 6, 2016
Symposium for finalists: Oct. 2-4, 2017
Award begins: July 1, 2018

Institutional representative (RPM/RMG and OSR contact information-see below )

 

Amount of funding:
Individual investigator: up to $1 million over a 5 year period (15 to be awarded)
The five-year, nonrenewable grants will enable the professors to develop and implement science education activities.
Teams of two eligible scientists from the same institution to apply for collaborative awards, each team award totaling $1.5 million over five years.



Guidelines:
The guidelines can be downloaded from this webpage:
http://www.hhmi.org/programs/hhmi-professors


Download a PDF file of the guidelines >>


Current HHMI Professors webpage >>
Stanford: Dr. Tim Stearns-Biology; Dr. Susan McConnell-Biology; Dr. Richard Zare-Chemistry




Eligibility:

To be eligible, an applicant will (as of Sept. 1, 2017):

Purpose:
The HHMI Professors Program identifies highly accomplished research scientists who have compelling ideas to advance science education, and provides them with flexible support to try out these ideas. The program empowers and raises the visibility of scientists with high research credibility as exemplars of and advocates for excellence in science education.

The HHMI Professors Program provides grants to faculty members whose primary research and scholarship is aimed at advancing scientific discovery in the laboratory or the field. By supporting advances in science education conducted by leaders in the scientific research community, this program seeks to develop models for how scientists can engage in undergraduate education. HHMI professors are encouraged to consider ways through which they can build meaningful connections with the growing community of education researchers whose scholarship is in understanding how science is taught and learned.

HHMI Professor-overview
Through this competition, HHMI expects to appoint up to 15 new HHMI professors. The five-year, non-renewable grants will enable the professors to develop and implement science education activities.


Each professor will receive a five-year grant from HHMI, and will become a permanent member of the community of current and former HHMI professors known as the Society of HHMI Professors, a community of scholars who share ideas and collaborate to improve science education. Like all HHMI scientists, the HHMI professors will have the freedom and support to follow their best ideas.


Evaluation criteria

A panel of distinguished scientists and educators will review the proposals. The criteria by which the applica-tions will be evaluated will include the following:



Institutional representatives (RPMs/RMG and OSR) and
Internal Proposal Deadline and Best Practices Policy


School of Medicine PIs:
SoM internal proposal deadline policy, best practices**, FAQs: webpage>>
**PIs: you are encouraged to alert your RPM 3-4 weeks prior to any sponsor’s deadline so that your budget can be completed no later than 10 days prior to the sponsor’s deadline. Per the above policy, the institutional representative deadline is the complete by date** and not the “let’s get started date”. [**5 working days prior to the sponsor’s deadline your fully approved and completed PDRF form and application materials must be provided to your RPM/RMG or OSR.]
RPM dept. assignment webpage >>

PIs in Other Schools:
Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) internal deadline policy, FAQs, and Contract Officer department assignments:
DoResearch webpage >>

 



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