Howard Hughes Medical Institute 2017 Undergraduate Science Education Grant limited submission opportunity

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) announces a new competition for science education grants to colleges and universities. The goal of this initiative is to help institutions build their capacity to effectively engage all students in science throughout their undergraduate years, especially those who come to college via non-traditional pathways.

Through this initiative, HHMI will support colleges and universities that commit to measurably increase their infrastructure, resources, and expertise to involve undergraduate students in science, resulting in expanded access to excellence for all students. Our long-term aim is for successful strategies pioneered by the grantee institutions to serve as models to be adapted and adopted by other institutions.

Applicants are encouraged to consider how they can leverage current efforts to improve access to, engagement with, and achievement in science for students from nontraditional pathways. Importantly, applicants must also consider how they can increase their institution’s internal capacity to meet this objective in the long term

  • Amount per Award: $1 Million
  • Duration of Award: 5 Years
  • Number of Awards: 60 Awards

Deadline for Internal Review: June 10, 2015

Please refer to VCRGE for more info. Please contact Dave Schuster at (608) 263-7274 or

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