The Foundation believes that partnerships and interdisciplinary collaborations can have the greatest impact in research. We support remarkable, groundbreaking ideas and take risks to find solutions to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). We invest in leveraging resources and expertise. To accomplish our mission of advancing research and curing IBD, we focus our funding in health on three core initiatives.
The Innovator Awards Program for IBD Research provides $100,000 grants for a one-year proof of principle research project. To attract innovative researchers and encourage collaboration, this program is open to all scientific disciplines from any non-profit research institution worldwide.
The Breakthrough Awards Program for IBD Research provides long-term support to existing Kenneth Rainin Foundation Innovator Awards recipients who have demonstrated significant “proof of principle” research progress validating their original hypotheses.
The Foundation also hosts an annual Innovations Symposium that brings together leading authorities in a variety of fields to promote scientific dialogue and foster interdisciplinary efforts that could potentially cure IBD.
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The Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) makes funding recommendations to the Board of Directors on health research grants.
Please direct questions about the Innovator Awards to Health Program Staff.
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View the Health Awards schedule.