HHMI program to support early career scientists around the world

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, on Tuesday announced a new program to support early career scientists worldwide.

The goal of the initiative, which is called the International Research Scholars Program, is to develop scientific talent by awarding 50 outstanding early career scientists a $650,000 over five years. HHMI and its partners have committed $37.4 million.

Senior adviser and former director of discovery and translational sciences at the Gates Foundation, Chris Wilson, was quoted in a HHMI press release distributed on Tuesday saying:  “Scientific innovation is the engine that underpins the discovery and development of new vaccines, drugs, diagnostics and other interventions needed to address global health inequities.”

The application deadline is June 30. Candidates from a variety of biomedical research fields are invited to apply here: http://www.hhmi.org/research/application/irs2017. Guidelines and eligibility requirements are here: http://bit.ly/1ZLEWL6.

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