Professors Rob Knight and Joaquin Espinosa
are among fifty of the nation's best early career science faculty who have
received the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientist
Award for 2009. They will each receive a six-year appointment to the Institute,
allowing them the freedom to explore their best ideas without worrying about
where to find the money to fund those experiments.
The award provides both Knight and Espinosa with their full salary, benefits,
and a research budget of $1.5 million each over their six-year appointments.
The Institute will also cover other expenses, including research space and the
purchase of critical equipment.
See HHMI Gives 50 Early Career Scientists a Jump on Their Next Big Idea and
Two CU-Boulder Scientists Land $1.5 Million Howard Hughes Medical Institute Awards
for more information on these awards.