Science and Engineering Program

The Science and Engineering Research Program seeks to benefit humanity by supporting projects that are distinctive and novel in their approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory in their field. Past grants have been awarded to major universities and independent research institutions to support pioneering science and engineering research and the development of promising new technologies, and to facilitate the purchase of advanced instruments where such instruments would further specific research ventures. Historically, grants range from $500,000 to $5 million and are typically $2 million or less. In 2013, research grants will continue to be capped at $1 million.


Program Priorities

Funding is awarded to universities and institutions nationwide for projects in science and engineering research that: