Goal 9 of the UN SDG:
Investing in innovation and research are vital to long-term economic development.
What we do
Grant funding and Sustainability initiatives
We fund good science! But we actually do much more than that. We lower barriers for young and promising investigators to get funding. We simplify the process for obtaining funding even as we put greater emphasis on the scientific merit of the projects we fund. Efficient project execution is key. We support the investigator through the life cycle of the project to ensure high-quality project execution. Upon project completion, we support the investigator in the translational work needed to make the project outcome ready for practical use and commercial development (when appropriate).
Along with project funding, we help build scientist communities, partner with other private foundations with similar goals, help train young scientists through the Ignite Fellow program and fill gaps in the research ecosystem. These make up our Sustainability Initiatives that sustain the impact of what we do over the long-term.