Foundation to fund research on cancer and cognitive neuroscience The James S. McDonnell Foundation in St. Louis is moving millions to support research in two new areas: cancer research and cognitive neuroscience.

For thefirst time, the foundation is inviting proposals, due July 15, to fund research exploring both basic cancer biology and ways the knowledge gained from that research might be transferred to clinics. The foundation has budgeted up to $10 million over the next five years for the project and intends to choose up to six proposals from 120 institutions with recognized strengths in the area.

The foundation gives about $12 million a year to the biological and medical sciences, education, and international affairs. It was establlished in 1950 by James S. McDonnell,. the aerospace pioneer who guided McDonnell Douglas until his death in 1980.

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