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Life Sciences Research Foundation

Profile

Last Updated: 2016-07-22

At A Glance

Life Sciences Research Foundation

3520 San Martin Dr.

Baltimore, MD United States 21218-2440

Telephone: (410) 467-2597

URL: www.lsrf.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-05-31)

Assets: $1,411,388

Total giving: $4,219,622

EIN

521231801

BRIDGE Number

4380347496

Additional Contact Information

Application address: Susan DiRenzo, Asst. Dir., Life Sciences Research Foundation, c/o Lewis Thomas Laboratory, Princeton University, Washington Rd., Princeton, NJ 08544, e-mail: direnzo@lsrf.org

Background

Changed status to a private foundation in 1984 in MD - The Life Sciences Research Foundation was founded to provide an alternative to the usual forms of corporate support for research in academic institutions. Most companies have primarily supported research projects with some prospects for short term commercial application. Now, by means of its Peer Review Committee and the overview provided by its Founding Board, the foundation offers donors an inexpensive and professionally grounded means for directing aid to individuals based solely on their merit. The sponsors have no say in choosing the fellows nor in targeting their research project

Purpose and Activities

Three-year fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis to graduates of medical and graduate schools in the biological sciences holding M.D., Ph.D., D.V.M. or D.D.S. degrees. Awards will be based solely on the quality of the individual applicant's previous accomplishments, and on the merit of the proposal for postdoctoral research. Persons doing a second postdoc are eligible only if they are transferring to a different supervisor's laboratory and embarking on a new project not connected to their previous research. All U.S. citizens are eligible to apply with no geographic restriction on the laboratory of their choice. Foreign applicants will be eligible for study in U.S. laboratories. LSRF fellows must carry out their research at nonprofit institutions. LSRF fellows can change projects, laboratories, and/or institutions during the fellowship as long as the eligibility rules listed here are not violated. A person holding a faculty appointment is not eligible to apply for an LSRF fellowship. .

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Fellowships

Awards will be based solely on the quality of the individual applicant's previous accomplishments, and on the merit of the proposal for postdoctoral research. Persons doing a second postdoc are eligible only if they are transferring to a different supervisor's laboratory and embarking on a new project not connected to their previous research. All U.S. citizens are eligible to apply with no geographic restriction on the laboratory of their choice. Foreign applicants will be eligible for study in U.S. laboratories. LSRF fellows must carry out their research at nonprofit institutions. LSRF fellows can change projects, laboratories, and/or institutions during the fellowship as long as the eligibility rules listed here are not violated. A person holding a faculty appointment is not eligible to apply for an LSRF fellowship.

Grants to Individuals Program

Three-year fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis to graduates of medical and graduate schools in the biological sciences holding M.D., Ph.D., D.V.M. or D.D.S. degrees.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Biology
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Graduate and professional education
  • Higher education
Population Groups
  • Academics

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-05-31

Assets: $1,411,388 (market value)

Gifts received: $4,038,833

Expenditures: $4,381,454

Total giving: $4,219,622

Qualifying distributions: $4,381,454

Giving activities include:

$4,219,622 for 76 grants to individuals (high: $60,000; low: $3,757)