Funding agency: 
The G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Charitable Foundation

For many years the Foundation has enjoyed special recognition in the research community in supporting “basic” scientific research, realizing that true transformative breakthroughs usually occur after a thorough understanding of the fundamental mechanisms underlying natural phenomena. More recently, and with the advent of newer investigative methodologies, technology, and tools, the Foundation now embraces innovative translational research proposals.


  • The Foundation primarily supports basic science, ideally with potential translational applications.
  • Immunology, microbiome, genomics, structural biology, cellular physiology, neuroscience, etc. are some noteworthy examples of current research support. Plant Biology research and Oceanography related research will not be considered for support.
  • As technology continues to advance, it is apparent that investigations in the area of basic science and translational research may become more and more reliant on collaborative, interdisciplinary projects. It is important to note that any interdisciplinary project proposals may require additional information regarding collaborator(s)’ achievements, and relevant expertise.
  • Requests for funding previously federally supported research, and/or applications pending federal approval will not be accorded priority consideration.
  • Requests for support of clinical trials or drug discovery will not be approved.
  • Grant duration should be three years.
  • The Foundation’s grant award is not intended to be utilized for purchasing capital equipment (“bricks-and-mortar”) for the lab and is intended only to support the actual investigation. It is the Foundation’s assumption and expectation that capital equipment must be provided by the research institution or university.
  • Indirect Costs for the proposed project cannot exceed 10%.

LIMITED SUBMISSION. Contact the Research Office at if interested in applying.

Friday, March 31, 2023
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