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Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
Notify OSP of Interest
DEADLINE: 12:00 pm, Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Submit notification of interest via the online portal if you are interested in applying for this opportunity. Will need the following information to submit: Lead PI and Co-PI(s) information, project title, and short project summary/abstract.

No late submissions will be considered. 

You will be notified by Friday, June 7, 2019 if there is more than one interested faculty application. If more than one interest is received, you will be given additional information regarding an internal pre-proposal process at that time.
Sponsor Deadline
Intent Due: July 31, 2019

Pre-proposal Due: January 14, 2020
Institutional Limit
UNLV is limited to ONE pre-proposal application.
Title and Description
Inclusive Excellence Initiative Third Competition (ie3)

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The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) announces the Inclusive Excellence initiative’s third competition (IE3). These grants are helping US 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. The new competition builds upon what is being learned from the Inclusive Excellence community, at present comprising the 57 schools awarded grants through the first two competitions ( ). In the IE3 competition, HHMI expects to award grants to up to 30 schools. Each grant will provide $1 million over five years and will not be renewable.

  • Be a not-for-profit, four-year college or university in the United States in one of the following Basic Classification categories as identified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching:
  • Baccalaureate Colleges – arts and sciences focus and diverse fields
  • Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges – mixed baccalaureate/associate's
  • Master's Colleges and Universities – larger, medium, and smaller programs
  • Doctoral/Research Universities – very high research activity (R1), high research activity (R2), and doctoral/professional universities (R3)
  • Tribal College
  • Offer and confer four-year baccalaureate degrees in the natural sciences or offer a single baccalaureate degree that is inclusive of the natural sciences. Natural sciences typically comprise the following disciplines: astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth and geosciences, and physics, as do disciplines that are combinations of these fields, such as biochemistry, geophysics, or microbiology. Computer sciences, psychology, mathematics, and allied health-related fields are examples of disciplines that are not traditionally defined as natural sciences. However, that does not mean these other disciplines cannot be involved (see frequently asked questions).
  • Be accredited and in good standing with the appropriate regional accrediting organization.
  • Not a 2017 or 2018 HHMI Inclusive Excellence grant recipient.