Robertson Foundation gives NYSCF $27M to fund Stem Cell Researchers
The New York Stem Cell Foundation received $27 million from the Robertson Foundation. The Robertson Foundation gift, in addition to other support, will provide funding for NYSCF – Robertson Investigators in NYSCF’s new Early Career Investigator Awards Program and the creation of the NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Prize.
This award program, for outstanding early career investigators from the US and around the world, builds on the highly successful NYSCF Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. It will provide young stem cell scientists, who often have difficulty obtaining traditional support for their work, with critical seed funding at the crucial next stage of their career as they launch their independent laboratories.