Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Fun Fact: Research Money Given to Foreign Scientists Who Previously Studied in the US

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) announced 28 winners of a new $20 million program to help start the labs of young biomedical scientists in countries outside of the United States. HHMI invited applications from scientists in 18 countries which had the infrastructure to support strong science but inadequate research funding. HHMI received 760 applications and the 28 winners are in fields ranging from virology to plant science. The largest contingent—seven—is from China, followed by Portugal and Spain, each with five winners. One-third of the winners are women. The researchers will each receive $100,000 a year for 5 years and $150,000 to equip their labs.

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