Nancy Taylor Foundation for Chronic Diseases: Grants for Brain Research

OVERVIEW: The Nancy Taylor Foundation for Chronic Diseases backs a broad range of brain and neurological research.

IP TAKE: While this funder funds research related to the brain, it does not award many such grants each year. This funder lacks transparency, which restricts information about its grantmaking strategies and deadlines. Competition is fierce.

PROFILE: The Nancy Taylor Foundation for Chronic Diseases keeps a low public profile: it employs just one formal staff member and does not operate a website.

After examining its tax documents over the past few years, it does not appear to prioritize any specific fields of neurological study. However, past grantees include research on ketamine-induced changes to the brain, nonpharmacological treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder, and early predictors of autism spectrum disorders.

Grants are sizable, typically ranging from $100,000 to $200,000. While this an approachable funder, it does not award many grants each year—usually fewer than 20. Researchers working in universities and independent research labs are eligible to apply for funding. However, the foundation appears to prioritize research conducted at major universities across the United States.

The Taylor Foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications and requests for funding throughout the year and there are no submission deadlines. Applications should be sent to the address provided below. Researchers working in universities and independent research labs are eligible to apply for funding. However, the foundation appears to lean slightly toward research at major universities across the country.

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CONTACT:

Nancy Taylor Foundation for Chronic Diseases

Attn: Edward L. Taylor MD

2448 81st Street 3711

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74137

(918) 392-9968