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HHMI’s science education program previously held competitions separately for colleges and universities. Since 1988, HHMI has awarded four- or five-year grants to colleges to support science education at the undergraduate, K-12, and community college levels.

For the 2012 and earlier competitions, only invited institutions were eligible to apply. Invitations were based on an institution’s classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a baccalaureate- or master’s-granting institution and on the institution’s record of preparing students, including those from groups underrepresented in the sciences, to pursue scientific careers.

In 2015, HHMI will be announcing a new competition aimed at encouraging colleges and universities to build lasting institutional capacity to provide excellent science education opportunities for all students, especially those students who come to college through non-traditional pathways such as transfer and first-generation students. For more information, visit 2017 Undergraduate Science Education Grants.

Program Abstracts

You can view the 2012 institutional grantees and their program abstracts or browse past grantee institutions by award year: