Nancy Taylor Foundation for Chronic Diseases: Grants for Brain Research

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

IP TAKE: While this funder does back a variety of research related to the brain, it doesn’t award a large number of grants each year. So grantseekers should expect a good deal of funding competition.

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. So it’s not surprising that it may fly under the funding radar for brain and neurological researchers.

After examining its tax documents over the past few years, it does not appear to zero in on one or two specific fields of neurological study. To get an idea of Taylor’s grantmaking: past grants have gone to research in ketamine-induced changes to the brain, nonpharmacological treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder, and early predictors of autism spectrum disorders.

While this an approachable funder, it doesn’t award a large number of grants each year—usually under 20—but the grants it does award are rather sizable, typically falling in the $100,000 to $200,000 range.

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 university 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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Nancy Taylor Foundation for Chronic Diseases

Attn: Edward L. Taylor MD

2448 81st Street 3711

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74137

(918) 392-9968