Howard Hughes Medical Institute – Investigator Program


Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)


3 PM EST June 27, 2017

Interested candidates please inform Farooq Niazi ( of your intent to apply prior to the deadline.


HHMI has launched a national competition to select new investigators. HHMI invites researchers to apply who bring original and innovative approaches to the investigation of biological problems in biomedical disciplines, plant biology, evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, and computational biology. Physician scientists are encouraged to participate in the competition.


  • PhD and/or MD (or the equivalent).
  • Tenured or tenure-track position as an assistant professor or higher academic rank (or the equivalent) at an eligible U.S. institution. Federal government employees are not eligible.
  • More than 3, but no more than 12, years of post-training, professional experience. To meet this requirement, the applicant’s first professional appointment must have begun no earlier than June 1, 2005, and no later than September 1, 2014.
  • Principal investigator on one or more active, national, peer-reviewed research grants with an initial duration of at least three years, such as an NIH R01 grant, as of August 1, 2017. Mentored awards, career development and training grants do not qualify. Multi-investigator grants may qualify.

Available Funding:

HHMI expects to appoint up to 20 new investigators who will be among the most creative and promising in the nation. HHMI pays the full salary of the investigator and offers a comprehensive benefits package to investigators and other eligible employees.

Link to Full RFP: