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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Dec. 22 workshop on HHMI new investigator competition

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) opened a new competition to select HHMI Investigators.

The HHMI Investigator competition is open to basic researchers and physician scientists from more than 300 eligible institutions who catalyze research in basic and biomedical sciences, plant biology, evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering and computational biology.

Candidates apply directly to HHMI. Applications must be received by March 21, 2023. Information about this program and competition, including benefits of becoming an HHMI Investigator and eligibility requirements for this competition may be found at

HHMI seeks a broad applicant pool and welcomes applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. They anticipate appointing approximately 25 scientists who will push the bounds of biomedical research and train and mentor the next generation of scientists.

The School of Medicine and Public Health is hosting a workshop open to all UW–Madison faculty who are interested in applying to HHMI. See the HHMI website for eligibility requirements.

The workshop will feature current HHMI Investigators and UW–Madison faculty members:

  • Ed Chapman, PhD, Professor, Department of Neuroscience
  • Judith Kimble, PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry
  • Phil Newmark, PhD, Professor, Department of Integrative Biology

The workshop will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2022, from 3:00 to 4:30 in room 1220 Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Avenue. Registration is not required, but attendees are asked to review this four-minute instructional video from HHMI prior to the workshop.

For more information, please contact Andrea Poehling, Chief of Staff, SMPH Office of Basic Research, Biotechnology and Graduate Studies,