Awards of the Kaufman Foundation

The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, part of The Pittsburgh Foundation, announces ever year its support for cutting-edge scientific research at institutions across the State of Pennsylvania. The grantmaking program, which is a major resources for scientific research in the State of Pennsylvania, will award funding annually. It was made possible through the biggest bequest to The Pittsburgh Foundation in its 68-year history.

Investigator Awards

2016

2015

2014

2013

Initiative Awards

2016

2015

2014

  • Alison L. Barth, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University) & Marcel Bruchez, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Biological Sciences and Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University): Neural Circuitry of the Mammalian Neocortex
  • Alexander Deiters, Ph.D. (Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh) & Michael Tsang, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Department of Developmental Biology, University of Pittsburgh): Expanding the Genetic Code of Zebrafish
  • Ayusman Sen, Ph.D. (Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, Penn State University) & Anna C. Balazs (Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, University of Pittsburgh): Autonomous Interacting Microbotic Systems
  • Alison Sweeney, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania) & Randall Kamien (Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania): Living Photonic Devices: Self-assembly from Proteins as Patchy Colloids

2013

  • Sergey M. Frolov, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh) & W. Vincent Liu, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh): Topological Quantum Wire Emulators
  • Veronica Hinman, Ph.D (Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University) & Jonathan Minden, Ph.D. (Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University); Bruce Alan Armitage, Ph.D. (Professor, Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University) & Danith H. Ly, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University): Developing a Sea Star Model for Regenerative Biology
  • Christine D. Keating, Ph.D. (Professor of Chemistry, Penn State University) & Theresa Mayer (Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering & Materials Science & Engineering, Penn State University): Probing the Role of Interparticle Forces in the Collective Behavior of Particle Assemblies
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