Back in 2013, Howard Hughes Medical Institute invited 203 research universities to pitch them on how to get more STEM majors to stick with it and complete their degrees. The foundation has announced the 37 winners, which will receive a combined $60 million in grants to improve the way science is taught in universities. Here’s a breakdown.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) announced their list of 13 Senior International Research Scholar (SIRS) award recipients who will receive a total of $6.5 million to continue their work based on their previous contributions to "research in the biological sciences." The first round of SIRS awards come from countries ranging from Canada to South Africa, and they study immune response, parasitic diseases, and a slew of various sub-fields in genetics.