Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP)
HHMI’s EXROP program is suspended, effective September 2018. HHMI has been honored to support nearly 1,000 undergraduate students through EXROP, over 16 years. As we celebrate the successes of EXROP students, we also need to experiment with new ways to achieve our goal of making science education more inclusive. We are working to positively impact the highest number of students we can, with a growing emphasis on sustaining inclusive environments for all students at universities and colleges around the country. To do that, we are shifting resources into a number of other efforts, including our Inclusive Excellence, Science Education Alliance, and Gilliam Fellowships programs. Please join us in continuing to work to improve science education for all.
The Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP) was designed to ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is prepared to assume leadership roles in science, including among college and university faculties responsible for developing the next generation of scientists. To do so, EXROP leveraged the resources and expertise of HHMI’s Science and Science Education departments.
Since EXROP’s inception in 2003, 988 undergraduates from 175 colleges and universities have been matched with 263 HHMI investigators, professors, early career scientists, and Janelia group leaders. Two hundred sixty-five of the 555 EXROP alumni who have earned a baccalaureate degree have gone on to graduate programs.
HHMI supports talented scientists and educators to advance biomedical research and train the next generation of scientific leaders. Our work is shaped by three core values:
The advancement of science depends on the development of scientific thinking skills and values in every citizen, including students who will become scientists.Explore our strategies »
The future of science depends on students at all stages learning the process of science by engaging in discovery-based experiences and scientific research.Explore our strategies »
Scientific excellence depends on the development of scientific leaders who come from all backgrounds and who are nurtured by an inclusive environment.Explore our strategies »