Philanthropic gifts to the Buck Institute have the ability to affect real change in biomedical research aimed at extending the healthy years of life.
Competing national priorities have restricted funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the federal agency primarily responsible for supporting biomedical research and the primary funder of Buck Institute studies. With Buck science on the cusp of unlocking the mystery of the aging process and its connection to chronic disease, private support for basic research is now more important than ever!
Gifts from individuals, families, foundations, and corporations accelerate the pace of discovery. Private support gives Buck Institute scientists the flexibility to follow promising leads and quickly launch new studies before they are eligible for NIH grant support. Funding from private donors also supports the Institute’s physical growth, enabling the Buck to recruit the most talented faculty investigators and to support creative junior scientists as they begin their careers.
Please consider the following information and opportunities to support the vital work now underway at the Buck Institute.
Carlotta Duncan, PhD
Director for Scientific Advancement
Office for Resource Development