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“This is a great quest and we are proud to be a part of it. We owe it to our four legged friends, and at the same time, the technologies we are developing may also help cancer patients.” R. Scott Struthers, PhD, Crinetics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Michelson Grant Recipient

Our Commitment to Grantees

The Michelson Prize & Grants team is committed to the success of our grantees, and we provide the support, both financially and administratively, for their research to thrive. The following are a few of the key benefits of applying for our funding:

  • Access to Program Staff - We are available throughout all stages of the application and grant funding processes to answer your questions.
  • Exceptional Feedback - You can count on getting a thorough and well-considered review from members of our world-class Scientific Advisory Board, who were handpicked to provide a range of expertise on this topic.
  • High Approval Rates - As a mission-driven and product-focused program, we fund research based on merit rather than a fixed approval rate. To date, more than 30% of proposals submitted have been approved by our Board.
  • Solving a Global Challenge - We fund you to develop a product that will save the lives of millions of companion animals each year, and we will award you the $25 Million Michelson Prize if you succeed.

Here's what our grant recipients say about the Michelson Prize & Grants:

"The Michelson Grant gave us the opportunity to apply our expertise to a field that was completely unfamiliar to us. Instead of shunning our ideas, the Foundation encourages and challenges researchers from diverse fields to come up with out-of-the-box solutions for a nonsurgical sterilant... A goal that, when realized, will have huge worldwide impact."
-William Ja, PhD, Scripps Research Institute

"As a small business, it was such a pleasant surprise to discover how easy it was to work with the Found Animals Foundation. From the clear, helpful feedback on our original letter of intent, simple/fair negotiation of the contract language, streamlined reporting - everything about our interactions seemed well thought out to promote achieving a common research goal as a member of the Foundation team. What other funding agency makes you look forward to having them out for a site visit?"
-R. Scott Struthers, PhD, Crinetics Pharmaceuticals, Inc.