Welcome to the James S. McDonnell Foundation^

Founded in 1950 by aerospace pioneer James S. McDonnell, the Foundation was established to "improve the quality of life," and does so by contributing to the generation of new knowledge through its support of research and scholarship. The Foundation awards grants via the Foundation-initiated, peer-reviewed proposal processes described in the 21st Century Science Initiative.



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Upcoming Deadlines

The deadline for the 2014 Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in Studying Complex Systems is June 13, 2014, 15:59 CDT (20:59 UTC). More information.







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Meetings & Workshops

2014 Studying Complex Systems Scholars & Postdoc Conference & Advisory Board Meeting
Dates: May 28-30, 2014
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA


2014 Understanding Human Cognition Advisory Board Meeting
Dates: June 3-4, 2014
Location: St. Louis, MO, USA

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