HHMI Undergraduate Program
I have unfortunate news about our HHMI funding. Our HHMI grant was not renewed. After 25 years of continuous support, HHMI has decided to change direction and focus on ways to improve science retention. Nationwide, over 60% of all undergraduates entering science programs eventually abandon their science paths. HHMI wants to focus on solving this important problem. At CMU, we don’t have a retention problem, less than 15% of science majors leave science. So, HHMI decided not to support undergraduate science education at CMU.
For academic-year funding options, please follow the link to the Undergraduate Research Office (URO): http://www.cmu.edu/uro/index.html.
*Please note that the deadline for Fall 2014 funding has past and the deadline for Spring 2015 is October 29, 2014.
The link for travel awards is: http://www.cmu.edu/uro/PresAward/index.html.
We are actively working on funding schemes to maintain our summer programs. We will keep you informed about our progress.
Sorry for the unfortunate news.
Best of luck in your research,
Jonathan Minden, Program Director