Howard Hughes Medical Institute

HHMI Sustaining Excellence: New Awards for Science Education to Research Universities

Program Summary

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute announces a new competition for science education grants to research universities. We expect to make up to 35 awards of up to $2.5 million each over five years. The goal of the initiative is to enable  universities to develop and implement strategies that will significantly increase the persistence in science of undergraduate
students from all backgrounds.

Successful proposals will effectively present the rationale for each of the proposed activities, so that it is clear how the activity will contribute to the objective of student persistence at the institution. We seek bold ideas grounded in evidence-based strategies.


Each invited university is limited to one proposal.


To comply with the limitation of one submission per organization, please contact Cheryl Ridgeway ( or 384-3332) in the Office of the Vice President for Research, if you are interested in applying.


Date Due to DSP or UIF09/24/2013
Date Due to Sponsor10/01/2013
Required LOI Due Date06/04/2013
Non-Required LOI Due DateN/A
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