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Charles E. Kaufman Foundation

The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation’s mission is to support fundamental research in biology, chemistry, and physics at Pennsylvania institutions of higher education, supporting early and mid-career scientists. The Foundation distributes grants in two areas: New Investigator Research and New Initiative Research, awarding $150K and $300K over two years respectively. Both state the investigators should reflect expertise in distinct disciplines or sub-disciplines in biology, chemistry or physics.

The goal of the New Investigator Research Grants is to provide research support for innovative basic scientists in Pennsylvania as they transition into an academic position as a new independent investigator.

The goal of the New Initiative Research Grants is to stimulate existing investigators with strong records of research accomplishments to establish collaborations that facilitate innovative interdisciplinary approaches towards a common research question and that require expertise beyond that of any single researcher.

View a full description of both grant programs

Only one application from an investigator each year is permitted. However, an eligible institution such as Drexel University may submit multiple LOIs from different researchers and distinct projects. LOI’s are due on both programs by January 22, 2014 and full applications are due by April 30, 2014.