FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE
"No matter what geopolitical situations arise around the world, science diplomacy and education efforts will continue to be an extremely important tool in creating meaningful, pragmatic relationships that can help solve regional issues and diffuse tense situations."
FORMER RLF PRESIDENT
The Richard Lounsbery Foundation aims to enhance national strengths in science and technology through support of programs in the following areas: research that helps build bridges between outstanding groups outside the US and American science; joint international research between nations in conflict; science and technology components of US policy issues; elementary and secondary science and math education, especially in New York City and Washington DC; historical studies and contemporary assessments of key trends in the natural sciences; and start-up assistance for establishing the infrastructure of research projects or new fields of research. Among international initiatives, the Foundation has a long-standing priority in
The Foundation generally provides seed money or partial support, rarely renews grants for continuing activities, does not normally fund endowments or capital equipment, and aims to achieve high impact by funding novel projects and forward-looking leaders.