Basic scientific research is conducted at research universities, independent research institutes, and national laboratories around the world. These organizations contribute to new knowledge, economic well-being, and improved human health by producing fundamental knowledge which ultimately leads to practical applications. As examples of ways for philanthropists to support fundamental research, here is a selection of universities and research institutes that have created new funds dedicated exclusively to supporting basic research.
The Science Philanthropy Alliance believes these types of funds provide an opportunity for targeted philanthropic investment in the research that supports ongoing, fundamental discovery. These funds and funding opportunities also serve as excellent models for others to follow, as they provide support to fundamental basic research upon which other discoveries are based. To learn more about these exciting new funds, please view the links below.