The Jane Coffin Childs Fund provides post-doctoral funding for research. One thing that is attractive to Sponsors is the rigorous process that the Fund uses in selecting these applicants and the excellent Board of Scientific Advisers that determines who is funded.

These Sponsors have the same philosophy that the Fund does and are great partners in helping us to fund the next generation of great scientists that have the freedom to try new ideas and to be innovative.


The mission of the Simons Foundation division of Life Sciences is to advance basic research in the life sciences. In addition to its collaborations, the division of Life Sciences occasionally grants project awards, which vary in focus from study of the social brain to understanding human genetic diversity.

The Life Sciences division began supporting two three-year fellowships in 2013 and continues to support funding for two fellows each year for the Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research, and with other foundations.

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At the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, we believe in the power of individuals to advance science through research and science education, making discoveries that benefit humanity. The philosophy of The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research is a good fit with our mission, With the quality of the applicants and an exceptional review board our collaboration makes sense.

In 2007 HHMI agreed to fund four post-doctoral fellows, and in 2009 HHMI increased the number of fellows funded. Since 2009 they have funded eight three-year fellowships per year for a total of 80 fellowships, including this year’¬ís awardees.

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Genentech provides fellowship funding through the Genentech Foundation, which is a U.S. based private charitable foundation. It was established in 2002. Genentech is committed to being a strong corporate citizen, and the Genentech Foundation is one of the most important ways in which we give back to our communities. Launched in 2002, the Foundation is charged with identifying and supporting select organizations whose missions and outreach align with our funding priorities.

Genentech has provided funding to The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research since 1994. They fund one three-year fellowship each year.

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Purpose of the grants provided by Merck and Company is to support activities that increase the skills and knowledge of the scientific community and/or foster scientific debate and have scientific merit.

They are currently funding two three-year fellowships per year.

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