A Much Deserved Award

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has named 50 researchers, 41 men and nine women, to receive the Early Career Scientist award. Each recipient will receive from HHMI his or her full salary, benefits, and a research budget of $1.5 million. HHMI will also cover other costs, such as research space and equipment.

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