Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Grant at Gustavus Adolphus College

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is a nonprofit medical research organization whose goals are to improve biomedical research and scientific education in the United States. Every four years HHMI invites undergraduate programs to receive funds to support scientific education. Gustavus received a $1 million grant from HHMI in 2008. This grant has helped students excel in academics and research at Gustavus. Currently funds are being used to aid in summer research at Gustavus and for peer mentoring in the beginning biology and chemistry courses.

"The peer mentoring sessions offered through the HHMI grant have given me the extra hands on learning time I need to excel in the classroom."
—Matthew Hagen, Sophomore Biology Major