Ellison Terminates Funding Programs

Well, we didn’t see that coming. Surely you didn’t either. Though the organization has yet to make a formal announcement, on November 4th, 2013, Kevin Lee confirmed -- via private correspondence with IP editors -- that Ellison is pulling up its stakes and getting out of the medical philanthropy game.
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Four Things You Need to Get Money From Ellison

The Ellison Medical Foundation hands out between $40 and $50 million annually, and the money falls in big sums across a wide range of projects. But if you want a piece of their pie, you have to know how to play the game. Below, five things your proposal absolutely must have in order to be considered-- Creativity, Risk, Agility, and a focus on Aging.
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Why Independent Institutes Have an Edge with Ellison

For a lot of philanthropies, it’s the same old story: they give their bread to the Big Boys, the heavies, the household name research universities, the Ivy Leaguers. Scrolling down an organization’s giving history, it’s almost a foregone conclusion that in the end, the money will go to Harvard, or Columbia, or maybe Yale—but never one of the little guys. Ellison Medical Foundation is working to change that, however.
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Inside Ellison's Scientific Advisory Board

The Ellison Medical Foundation (EMF) relies heavily on a six-person Scientific Advisory Board, which is in charge of reviewing all prospective grantees. Getting funding from EMF requires, yes, having a firm grasp of the organization’s values and priorities -- but also knowing where these all-important gatekeepers are coming from.
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What's the Secret to Becoming an Ellison New Scholar in Aging?

This fall, the Ellison Medical Foundation (EMF) announces 25 new awardees in its New Scholars in Aging Program. Each awardee will receive up to $100,000 annually over the course of four years. Who are these young scientists getting a bundle of EMF cash? What makes them special?
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Behind the Ellison Medical Foundation's Creative Approaches to Nervous System Aging

Once upon a time, it was believed that nervous system growth and repair ceased after early childhood. That once you’d generated your genetically allotted quota of neurons, you were done. Now we know this isn’t the way things work—at all—and the Ellison Medical Foundation is seeking to capitalize on the new knowledge.
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