Research Grants

NOTICE: The LOI deadline for the 2015 grantmaking cycle has passed. Please revisit this website in the coming weeks for updated guidelines and information for the 2016 grant cycle. Please refer all questions to

The Kaufman Foundation will award annual research grants to Pennsylvania universities to carry out fundamental research in the areas of biology, chemistry and physics.  The Foundation will award research grants in 2015 in two categories:

New Investigator Research Grants

Up to six awards at a maximum of $150,000 for two years ($75,000 per year).

New Initiative Research Grants

Up to four awards at a maximum of $300,000 for two years ($150,000 per year).


NOTICE: Please read the guidelines carefully, as they have been modified for 2015 applicants.

New Investigator
Research Grants.

Supporting innovative research in Pennsylvania.

New Initiative
Research Grants.

Stimulating existing investigators in Pennsylvania.

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