Solving the mysteries of bioscience
We are an independent nonprofit bioscience research institute aimed at unlocking the mysteries of human biology through foundational science.
Foundational Science Fuels Breakthroughs
We are leaders in large-scale research that transforms our understanding of human health and disease and shapes how science is conducted worldwide.
Inspiring Next-Generation Scientists
To us, open science extends to inspiring the next generation of scientists by supporting access to science resources, research, and experiences.
The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group works to fulfill our founder’s lifelong quest to push the limits of science and to reshape our understanding of human biology.
We do this by identifying and supporting researchers engaged in cutting-edge science at its very earliest stages around the world–visionaries in all areas of bioscience, willing to take on big problems with bold, innovative solutions.
Kathy Richmond, Ph.D., M.B.A.
EVP, Director Frontiers Group & Office of Science & Technology
Accelerating Frontier Science
The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, a division of the Allen Institute, seeks pioneers and explorers willing to make big advancements, take risks, ask questions, be tenacious, and have curiosity to change the face of biology.
Exploring New Frontiers
Allen Distinguished Investigators
The Allen Distinguished Investigator program provides three-year grants between $1M and $1.5M to individuals and teams at the early stages of research that have the potential to shift scientific paradigms in their respective fields.
Allen Discovery Centers
Allen Discovery Centers are leadership- and purpose-driven research centers, often created in partnership with major research organizations and universities.
We grow our impact by partnering with other philanthropic organizations that invest in scientific and biomedical research.
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Learn more about our other Scientific Divisions.
The Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics explores the brain’s activity, at the level of individual neurons and the whole brain, to reveal how we interpret our environments to make decisions.
The Allen Institute for Cell Science is focused on exploring and understanding human cells — the incredibly complex building blocks of our bodies.