TAILIEUCHUNG - FUNDING BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS Contributions of the Markey Trust

In response to a request by the Lucille P. Markey Charitable Trust, the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies, through the Board on Higher Education and Workforce (BHEW), is conducting an evaluation of the Markey Trust’s grant programs in the biomedical sciences. During an interval of 15 years, the Markey Trust spent more than $500 million on four programs in the basic biomedical sciences that support the education and research of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty, and senior researchers. This study addresses two questions: (1) Were these funds well spent? and (2) What can others in the biomedical and philanthropic communities learn from the programs of the. | FUNDING BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS FUNDING BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS Contributions of the Markey Trust Committee for the Evaluation of the Lucille P. Markey Charitable Trust Programs in Biomedical Sciences Board on Higher Education and Workforce Policy and Global Affairs Division NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL Of THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS Washington . THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS 500 Fifth Street . Washington DC 20001 NOTICE The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance. This project was supported by Grant No. 98-1 between the Lucille P. Markey Charitable Trust and the National Academy of Sciences. Any opinions findings conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author s and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project. International Standard Book Number 0-309-10187-5 Additional copies of this report are available from the National Academies Press 500 Fifth Street . Lockbox 285 Washington DC 20055 800 624-6242 or 202 334-3313 in the Washington metropolitan area Internet http www. . Suggested citation National Research Council. 2006. Funding Biomedical Research Programs Contributions of the Markey Trust. Committee for the Evaluation of the Lucille P. Markey Charitable Trust Programs in Biomedical Sciences. Board on Higher Education and Workforce Policy and Global Affairs Division. Washington . The National Academies Press. Copyright 2006 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of .

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