Investigators are "trail blazers" who tackle difficult research questions that may take years to answer. Competitively selected, Investigators receive renewable seven-year appointments as HHMI employees, with generous and flexible funding for salary, lab staff, and equipment at their host institutions, where they remain working alongside their non-HHMI peers.
Janelia Group Leaders
Group Leaders are independent scientists who direct a team of researchers at HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia. Group Leaders have five-year renewable appointments (no tenure) with all salaries, benefits, and research funding – including all research and support staff – provided by HHMI.
Freeman Hrabowski Scholars
Freeman Hrabowski Scholars are outstanding early career faculty committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in science.
Hanna Gray Fellows
Hanna Gray Fellows are early career scientists with strong potential to become scientific leaders. They receive grant funding, mentoring, and community-building from HHMI.
HHMI Professors are top scientists who purposefully bring hands-on research and rigor into their undergraduate science teaching. Professors receive a five-year grant from HHMI and becomes a permanent member of HHMI’s community.
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This series of feature profiles shines a light on the individuals behind our institute’s science and offers a window into what drives them – in the lab and beyond.