Strategic Partnerships

HHMI initiates partnerships with other organizations to advance our core value of inclusive excellence in science education, discovery, and leadership.

Advanced Courses

HHMI provides grants to

to support the development and implementation of advanced courses and workshops.

HHMI invests in these activities to provide opportunities for scientists to learn cutting edge science and network with leading scientists who are at the labs. This can be an important step toward becoming a full member of the community of scientific leaders.

ASCB Diversity & Inclusion Prize

HHMI provides funding for the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity

The annual Prize recognizes an accomplished scientist who demonstrates the importance of inclusion and diversity in science through mentoring, cultural change, outreach, or community service.  The awardee receives $5,000 to support their work in advancing inclusion and is featured at the annual ASCB meeting and in a video. 

CBE–Life Sciences Education

CBE–Life Sciences Education (LSE), an open access, online quarterly journal, is published by the ASCB. LSE publishes multidisciplinary peer-reviewed articles on life science education at the K–12, undergraduate, and graduate levels. The journal was launched in spring 2002 as Cell Biology Education—A Journal of Life Science Education. Since its inception, LSE has been supported by a grant from HHMI.

Faculty and Staff Forums on Diversity and Inclusion

We provide small awards to colleges and universities that create facilitated forums in which faculty and staff engage in meaningful, and often difficult, conversations about diversity and inclusion, especially with respect to race/ethnicity. Creating and nurturing an inclusive campus climate is the responsibility of the faculty and staff that work at the institution. The skills of promoting inclusion can be learned. An effective activity to teach these skills to faculty/staff are facilitated forums in which the participants explore topics such as listening to understand, unintended bias, privilege, and stereotypes. For more information on this partnership initiative, email us at

Gorongosa National Park

We partner to combat the loss of biodiversity through development of education and research capacity in Mozambique.

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Local Initiatives

HHMI supports the education of young scientists and professional development of science teachers in the Washington, DC area through funding to: