7 Blavatnik Scholars Named HHMI Investigators


Seven out of 33 scientists chosen to be this year’s Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigators are Blavatnik Awards honorees. The Blavatnik Scholars and their fellow 2021 Investigators are tackling some of the most challenging problems in biomedical research. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is the largest private biomedical research institution in the nation with a community of approximately 250 scientists employed as Investigators. HHMI will invest at least $300 million in these new Investigators, who come from 21 US institutions. Each new Investigator will receive roughly $9 million over a seven-year term, which is renewable pending a successful scientific review. HHMI selected the new Investigators from more than 800 eligible applicants. Click here to learn more about the Blavatnik Scholars who are now HHMI Investigators.