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Initiative for Universities

Hands-on science is increasingly the norm at Florida International University, a 2010 HHMI grantee. Credit: Florida International University

Through its initiative for universities, HHMI awards four-year grants to research institutions to support science education at the undergraduate and pre-K to 12th-grade levels. 

HHMI invited 197 institutions that serve undergraduates to compete in its 2010 competition. The institutions were classified as research universities (very high- and high-research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Fifty research universities in 30 states and the District of Columbia were awarded a total of $70 million through the program. The schools are using the grants, which range from $800,000 to $2 million over four years, to develop creative, research-based courses and curricula; to give more students vital experience working in the lab; and to improve science teaching from elementary school through college.

Program Abstracts

You can view the current active 2010 institutional grantees and their program abstracts or browse past grantee institutions by award year: