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The Robert J. Glushko and Pamela Samuelson Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-05

At A Glance

The Robert J. Glushko and Pamela Samuelson Foundation

P.O. Box 1501, NJ2-130-03-31

Pennington, NJ United States 08534-1501

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-02-28)

Assets: $121,334

Total giving: $100,000






Established in 2000 in CA

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for higher educational institutions and organizations concerned with privacy rights with regard to digital technology, telecommunications, and the Internet including a grant award to the winner of the Rumelhart Prize.

Program Area(s)

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

Grants to Individuals Program

Awards and prizes to an individual or collaborative team making a significant contemporary contribution to the theoretical foundations of human cognition.

Rumelhart Prize in Cognitive Science

The prize consists of a hand-crafted, custom bronze medal, a certificate, a citation of the awardee's contribution, and a monetary award of $100,000. The foundation sponsors the Rumelhart Prize in Cognitive Science which is awarded annually by the Cognitive Science Society. Web site for awards:

Fields of Interest

  • Education
  • Higher education
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-02-28

Assets: $121,334 (market value)

Expenditures: $102,740

Total giving: $100,000

Qualifying distributions: $101,910

Giving activities include:

$100,000 for 1 grant