Fostering creativity in biomedical research
The Ellison Medical Foundation, established and supported by Lawrence J. Ellison, supports basic biomedical research, research training, and related scientific activities, through programs on aging and on infectious diseases of global health importance.
The Foundation particularly wishes to stimulate new, creative, research that might not be funded by traditional sources or that is often under-funded in the U.S.
The Ellison Medical Foundation fosters research by means of grants-in-aid on behalf of investigators to universities and laboratories within the United States. Institutions receiving awards must be tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations or U.S. colleges or universities. Eligible U.S. institutions may enter into consortium or subcontractual agreements with other non-profit organizations, either in the U.S. or elsewhere, as necessary to the scientific goals of the project.