Charles E. Kaufman Foundation
Charles E. Kaufman Foundation - A supporting organization of The Pittsburgh Foundation (pictured: specimen bottles from a scientific lab.)
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THE CHARLES E. KAUFMAN FOUNDATION will award annual research grants to Pennsylvania universities to carry out fundamental research in the areas of biology, chemistry and physics.

NOTICE: Please read the guidelines carefully, as they have been modified. 
New Investigator Research

Grants supporting innovative, new investigators in Pennsylvania

New Initiative Research

Grants supporting innovative research in Pennsylvania




Timeline for 2023

New Initiative and New Investigator Grants: 
Jan. 17, 2023 New Initiative and New Investigator Letter of Intent (LOI) launches.
Feb. 2, 2023 Informational webinar. Watch a recording of the information session.
March 21, 2023 LOI deadline, submit by 11:59 p.m. 
July 25, 2023 Full proposal and letters of support deadline for invited applicants, submit by 11:59 p.m. 
Nov. 1, 2023 Awardees are notified. 
Integrated Research-Education Grants: 
Integrated Research-Education Grants (IREG) applications are accepted by invitation only. 

The Charles E. Kaufman Integrated Research and Education Grants (IREG) program is taking a pause in 2023. If you have any questions, please contact us at

For questions, contact or call 412-394-2603.