Kaufman Foundation Grants in biology, chemistry and physics

The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation offers grants to support research in biology, chemistry and physics at academic institutions in Pennsylvania. Proposals are required to address basic (fundamental, pure) questions addressing core principles in biology, physics and chemistry or at the disciplinary boundaries between these fields.  Applied or clinical studies will not be supported.  Competitive applications are expected to be rich in innovative ideas and approaches with the potential for generating transformative intellectual advances.

Guidelines can be found on the website: http://kaufman.pittsburghfoundation.org/

Grant programs include:

  • New Investigator Research Grants – Up to six awards at a maximum of $150,000 for two years ($75,000 per year)
    These awards are for non-tenured faculty at assistant or associate professor without tenure or other major research awards. Faculty must be within 8 years of earning their PhD (PhD awarded after 1/1/2007).
  • New Initiative Research Grants – Up to four awards at a maximum of $300,000 for two years ($150,000 per year)
    These are collaborative awards for two or more tenured or tenure-track faculty both with primary appointments at institutions in Pennsylvania.  Investigators must reflect expertise in distinct disciplines and project must be a new initiative not currently funded from other sources.

The deadline for the initial Letter of Intent is Thursday, January 22, 2015.  

Please contact Kathy Zimmerman (kaz309, 8-5481) with questions and as always, please alert your grant specialist in the office of research support about your intent to apply.

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