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The Link Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-22

At A Glance

The Link Foundation

P.O. Box 6005

Binghamton, NY United States 13902-6005


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-06-30)

Assets: $12,324,112

Total giving: $536,820






Established in 1953 in NY

Purpose and Activities

The foundation supports programs to foster the theoretical basis, practical knowledge, and application of energy, simulation, and ocean engineering and instrumentation research, and to disseminate the results of that research through lectures, seminars and publications.

Program Area(s)

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

Advanced Simulation and Training Fellowship Program

The Link Foundation awards up to five fellowships to qualified doctoral students in academic institutions per year, with each grant totaling $28,000 to qualifying doctoral students studying in the simulation and training field at U.S. universities. Application form available on foundation web site.

Energy Fellowship Program

In an effort to foster education and innovation in the area of societal production and utilization of energy, The Link Foundation invites applications for 2-year fellowships of $28,000/year for students working toward a Ph.D. degree. Application guidelines and forms available on foundation web site.

Link Scholars Program

Co-sponsored by the Evans Library of the Florida Institute of Technology, this program awards stipends to technically gifted Florida Tech students to evaluate, select, describe, categorize, and make accessible through the Library Information Network (the LINK), scholarly information resources germane to the mission of The Link Foundation: energy, simulation, ocean engineering, and instrumentation research.

Ocean Engineering and Instrumentation Fellowship Program

The Link Foundation will award several $28,000 doctoral research fellowships per year to candidates currently enrolled in academic institutions in either the United States or Canada. Application information available on foundation web site.

Fields of Interest

  • Aerospace engineering
  • Education
  • Energy resources
  • Engineering
  • Higher education
  • Marine science
  • Technology
  • Undergraduate education
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-06-30

Assets: $12,324,112 (market value)

Gifts received: $9,361

Expenditures: $621,314

Total giving: $536,820

Qualifying distributions: $558,205