The Howard Hughes Medical Institute – a Maryland-based, non-profit research organization – invited nearly 200 top institutions to compete for individual grants of up to $2.2 million to fund innovative teaching methods in science and medicine.
The group will give out a total of $85 million. According to the math, that means up to 38.636 colleges could get the maximum grant.
Eight of ten UC campuses were extended the offer. Two, Merced and San Francisco, were not.
I found this interesting considering that UCSF is a medical school campus and UC Merced is planning for one.
For more information and to see the full list of invited institutions, go to: http://www.hhmi.org/news/undergrad20090415.html.