Corporate & Foundation Relations

Rita Allen Scholars

Goal: to advance transformative ideas in their earlier stages and leverage them to promote breakthrough solutions. The funder seeks research projects with above-average risk that break new ground and challenge the status quo.

  • Limited submission opportunity announced by the Office of Research
  • Emphasis: biomedical research in the fields of cancer, neuroscience and immunology
  • For independent investigatorsĀ in the first 3 years of their appointment
  • Not eligible if overlap in first two years with Beckman Young Investigator Program, Ellison New Scholar Award, Kimmel Scholar Award, Pew Scholars Program in Biomedical Sciences, and Searle Scholars Program.
  • $110K/year for up to 5 years
  • Rita Allen Scholars website
  • Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Committee

2010 UW Rita Allen Scholar
Maitreya Dunham, Genome Sciences

2009 UW Rita Allen Scholar
Daniel Stetson, Immunology