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Joint RFP Announced by:

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Simons and Gates

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Simons Foundation are holding a joint national competition for grants to outstanding early career scientists as Faculty Scholars. Foundation Relations will hold Information Sessions in May.

Submission Deadline: July 28, 2015
Award Amount:  $500,000 to $2 Million over Five Years

Sponsor Website: Faculty Scholars Program
Eligibility: PhD and/or MD (or equivalent), w/ 4-10 years post-training, professional experience. Tenured or tenure-track. Assistant professor or higher rank.
Researcher Areas: Scholars will apply molecular, genetic, computational and theoretical approaches to fundamental problems in diverse areas of biology. Those conducting research at the interface of the biological and physical sciences are especially encouraged to apply, as are physician scientists and others studying biological questions emerging from and applicable to global human health problems, including (but not limited to) malaria, tuberculosis, HIV, and other diseases that disproportionately affect individuals living in low resource settings.
Not eligible: Clinical trials and research on health education, health care delivery, or health services.
Further Information:

Information Sessions

Thursday, May 7, 2015 
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Palmer Commons - Boardroom 5
Monday, May 18, 2015
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Palmer Commons - Boardroom 5

This competition will strengthen the community of basic researchers and physician scientists who bring innovative approaches to the study of biological problems. Women and minorities under-represented in the biomedical and biological sciences strongly encouraged to apply.

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