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Apply for the HHMI Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program

Published on March 6, 2024 in Announcements · Last updated 1 month 1 week ago


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The 2025 application cycle is open for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program 2025 application cycle is open. HHMI aims to support 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 mentoring efforts and understanding of systemic exclusion and marginalization in science of trainees from different backgrounds.


Eligible candidates:

  • hold a PhD and/or MD (or equivalent)
  • began their first post-training position and a tenure-track faculty position on or after March 1, 2020, or have accepted an offer for a tenure-track position that will begin no later than March 1, 2025
  • have a research focus in the biological and biomedical sciences, working across many scientific disciplines in a wide range of organisms

Interested in Applying?

Interested applicants should contact [email protected] by March 20, 2024 to indicate interest.

HHMI will host an informational webinar on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 3-4 p.m. Registration is required.

Application Deadline

Application deadline is May 15, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. 
Applicants will receive status notification in December 2024.

See complete program application details.

Note that semifinalists would:

  • Be asked to record a video presentation describing their research accomplishments and research plans (due Jan.22, 2025)
  • Participate in a virtual scientific interview with an advisory panel and HHMI leadership (March 18 or 19, 2025)
  • Participate in a brief virtual mentoring interview (April 1 or 2, 2025)

The Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program provides

  • $8.6m potential support per scholar
  • 10-year potential appointment per scholar
  • Up to 30 scholars awarded every other year

More Information

For more information, please see the program announcement and FAQs.