Category Archives: Grants and Gifts

Rockefeller University vaccine researchers selected for grant from Foundation for NIH

A team of researchers led by Rockefeller University immunologist Ralph M. Steinman, M.D., has been selected for a grant offer from the Foundation for the NIH (FNIH) of $14 million to support the design of novel vaccines that stimulate multiple components of the body’s immune response, including those that have been difficult to target with existing vaccine approaches. More »

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David Rockefeller pledges $100 million to Rockefeller University

Largest gift in University’s history will support innovative science, graduate program.
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The Starr Foundation funds tri-institution stem cell research

Three New York City biomedical research institutions — The Rockefeller University, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) — will receive $50 million over three years from The Starr Foundation to develop new resources and expertise in stem cell research. More »

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M.D.-Ph.D. Training Program for Minority Students Receives $500,000 Grant

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has pledged a $500,000 challenge grant over the next three years to help create a $1 million endowment for the Gateways to the Laboratory Program. Gateways is a 10-week summer training program that enables talented freshman and sophomore college students from minority and disadvantaged populations to gain the skills necessary for admission to-and success in-M.D.-Ph.D. programs More »


Scientists Track Spread of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in 12 New York City Hospitals

A team of researchers led by scientists from The Rockefeller University and the Public Health Research Institute (PHRI) used molecular fingerprinting techniques to track the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in 12 hospitals in the New York City metropolitan area. The findings, published in the July issue of the Journal of Infectious Diseases, confirms the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant strains of staph in New York City. More »

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$2.5 Million Grant Supports Training at Biology’s Interface with Chemistry and Physics

The Rockefeller University has received a $2.5 million, five-year grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) to establish a program designed to draw gifted young chemists, physicists and mathematicians to the frontiers of biomedical research. More »