We believe that the most transformative breakthroughs come when talented scientists are given the freedom to pursue bold ideas.
That’s why we take a “people, not projects” approach, providing generous and flexible support to talented scientists so they can go where their science leads.
HHMI Investigators do research that radically changes our understanding of how biology works. Our Investigators push back the boundaries of basic biological and biomedical sciences, working across many scientific disciplines in a wide range of organisms, at more than 60 institutions in the US. These fundamental discoveries have been broadly recognized by the scientific community, including Nobel Prizes to more than 30 current or former Investigators.