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 Isabel Gauthier for being named 2015 SEC Professor of the Year.


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JSMF provides funding for grants in three program areas:







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