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Limited submission opportunity: Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence

Jun. 27, 2019—The Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Inclusive Excellence initiative’s third competition (IE3) provides grants that help U.S. colleges and universities build their capacity to effectively engage students from all backgrounds throughout their undergraduate years, especially those students who belong to groups underrepresented in science. IE3 focuses specifically on the natural sciences, defined by HHMI as: astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth and geosciences, and physics, and disciplines that are combinations of these fields, such as biochemistry, geophysics, or microbiology.

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Three VU doctoral students receive 2018 Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study

Aug. 1, 2018—The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded 2018 Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study—created to ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is prepared to assume leadership roles in the sciences—to three Vanderbilt University doctoral students and their advisers.

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Decoding ants’ coat of many odors

Jul. 10, 2017—A team of biologists report a major advance in deciphering the molecular genetics underlying the ant's high-definition sense of smell, an ability that underpins their highly complex society.

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HHMI, Gates Foundation and Simons Foundation 2016 Faculty Scholars Competition

Mar. 26, 2015—Vanderbilt is one of 220 institutions whose scholars are invited to apply to a new competition.

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Zwiebel Lab adds ants to its research repertoire

Sep. 13, 2012—After more than a decade spent successfully decoding the malaria mosquito’s sense of smell, the Zwiebel Lab has added ant olfaction to its research repertoire and has just received a major grant to pursue this new avenue for the next four years.

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HHMI announces 2013 investigator competition

Mar. 23, 2012—The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is accepting applications for investigator positions from outstanding scientists who have demonstrated originality and substantial accomplishments in biomedical research and who show exceptional promise for future achievement and leadership in research. The institute expects to appoint 20-30 new investigators. The competition is open to scientists who study significant biological...

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