Sean Brady Receives 2009 HHMI Early Career Scientist Award

Sean Brady is among fifty of the nation’s best early career science faculty who will have more time and resources to focus on their boldestand potentially transformativeresearch ideas with support from a new initiative from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.Each selected awardee will receive a six-year appointment to the Institute and the freedom to explore his or her best ideas without worrying about where to find the money to fund those experiments. The Institute’s investment of approximately $200 million will allow these researchers to concentrate on making discoveries in the laboratory and training the next generation of scientists.

Read the complete news release including brief research summaries for each of the 50 newly selected Early Career Scientists.


HHMI Fellowship Being Expanded to Support More Students

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, impressed with the numbers and quality of applicants received this year, has decided to increase the number of Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study from 5 to 9.  The Gilliam fellows program aims to enrich science research and increase diversity of college and university faculty members by supporting the education of top student scientists.   Each awardee receives $44,000 a year for up to five years.  The program began in 2004, and there are currently 21 Gilliam scholars in addition to the latest winners.  Read more about this program at the HHMI website.