HHMI support is awarded through competitions that have specific objectives and eligibility criteria; thus, HHMI does not encourage and rarely funds unsolicited grant proposals. Information about eligibility requirements and how to apply can be found on the program's page.
Although Nieng Yan had several grants when she started her lab at Tsinghua University, she barely had enough money to pay her eight lab members. Yan’s scientific achievements and potential landed her an international grant from HHMI in 2012.
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