Grants

Funding Agency:
Mathers Foundation

The G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Charitable Foundation was organized as a Texas non-profit corporation and obtained a ruling from the Internal Revenue Service granting it tax-exempt status as a section 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation commenced its grant-making activities in Fall, 1982. Since its inception, The Mathers Foundation has granted in excess of $350M.

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.

Universities/Institutions are limited to four applications per cycle. It is our expectation that our trusted partners will conduct an internal search for LOIs that are consistent with our mission and guidelines. 

 

Deadlines:

Spring cycle:

Duke Internal Deadline: February 23, 2024

Portal registration due date: March 8, 2024

LOI due: March 22, 2024

If invited, full proposal due: June 7, 2024

 

Fall cycle:

Duke Internal Deadline: September 6, 2024

Portal registration due date:  September 20, 2024

LOI due: October 4, 2024

If invited, full proposal due: December 6, 2024

 

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

  • 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.  

Eligibility Requirements

  • One application per cycle per investigator.
  • Universities/Institutions are limited to four applications per cycle. It is our expectation that our trusted partners will conduct an internal search for LOIs that are consistent with our mission and guidelines.

Funding Type

Grant

Duke Awardees

2023  Saskia Hemmers, PhD,  Integrative Immunology

2020  Michael Boyce, PhD, Biochemistry

2019  Hashim Al-Hashimi, PhD, Biochemistry

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Medical
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Translational

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

The LOI requires submission of a

• short summary of the proposed research project,

• a preliminary set of aims,

• discussion of previous or related work, and

• a budget estimate.

LOI should be accompanied by the Principal Investigator’s C.V. and history of previously published research studies

Please submit internal materials through My Research Proposal. (Code: ILN)  https://www.grantinterface.com/sl/3Ip1xR

Instructions for creating an account (if needed) and submitting your materials: https://ctsi.duke.edu/about-myresearchproposal

Internal Deadline

February 23, 2024

External Deadline

March 22, 2024