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Open calls for science funding

Identifying and supporting cutting-edge science to advance new ideas and new approaches. 

Through funding from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group enables cutting-edge bioscience around the world. Calls for proposals are targeted to high-risk, high-impact opportunities and seek innovative, ambitious project ideas that:

  • Open a new field of research
  • Upend current scientific dogma
  • Change our fundamental understanding of an aspect of biology
  • Are catalytic for a research community
  • Are unlikely to be supported by traditional funders or by industry

The Frontiers Group solicits proposals through open calls or by invitation. We do not accept unsolicited proposals.

Open Call | Organelle Communication

2024 Allen Distinguished Investigator initiative. Up to three awards will be made for up to $4.5 million in funding.
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Open Call | Membrane Biophysics – Approaches

2024 Allen Distinguished Investigator initiative. Up to three awards will be made for up to $4.5 million in funding.
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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.

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