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.


Congratulations to John T. Bruer for being awarded the distinction of Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow. Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

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The Deadline for the 2015 Scholar Award in Studying Complex Systems is March 11, 2015, 15:59 CDT (20:59 UTC). Read the guidelines.






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