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What is life, and what are its limits?

How did it originate, and what fundamental mechanisms allow for the startling novelty of form and function?

What processes led to the evolution of humanity, and can we predict future evolutionary outcomes?

The Life Sciences portfolio supports research and engagement projects on such questions. We are particularly interested in applications that seek novel and fundamental insights into the meaning and significance of life processes, by which we can better understanding humanity’s place within nature. We support experimental and theoretical work on a broad range of areas and topics, including origins of life, complexity, emergence, evolution, human development, and ecological health and interventions.

From 2019 to 2023, as part of the Foundation’s commitment to fund 12 Strategic Priorities, the Life Sciences department will be seeking proposals related to the Science of Purpose priority.

While the majority of our department’s grantmaking will fall within this priority, we will continue to accept innovative proposals that do not fit into this area in our Open Funding Track.

Strategic Priorities

Life Sciences

Science of Purpose

Natural Sciences
Project Leader(s): Kevin Laland, Tobias Uller
Grantee(s): University of St Andrews
Genetics
Project Leader(s): David Reich
Grantee(s): President & Fellows of Harvard College