exploring frontiers of bioscience

The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group explores the landscape of science to identify and invest in pioneers with ideas that will create new knowledge and make the world better. Through continuous dialogue with scientists and visionaries around the world, the Frontiers Group will uncover novel ideas in bioscience with the potential to transform fields.  The Frontiers Group will help to create new ways of doing science, new ways of solving problems, and foster a creative community that imagines and creates the future.

Landscape perspective

We engage with scientists and visionaries around the world to uncover and make visible emerging frontiers and new directions in science. We convene creative partners in novel ways to imagine possible futures.

Funding new ideas

We invest in investigators and centers for frontier explorations that lead to new fundamental insights and produce important solutions with big impact.

Creative synthesis

We link ideas across the landscape of quantitative fields now addressing bioscience research and seek out creative approaches that span disciplines.


Introducing The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group

March 23, 2016

Philanthropist and entrepreneur Paul G. Allen announced an initial commitment of $100 million to create The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, whose purpose will be to explore the landscape of bioscience and fund ideas at the frontier of knowledge to advance science and make the world better.

Press Release

Paul G. Allen Announces $100 million to Launch The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group

March 23, 2016

Initial commitment toward a larger 10-year plan will create group to explore and fund frontiers in bioscience

Director's Blog

Seeing the Future

Tom Skalak

March 23, 2016

Predicting future breakthroughs and making pioneering investments is every strategist’s and CEO’s dream.  So how does Paul Allen recognize the future before it happens?  Perhaps one secret lies in our founder’s breadth of interests--from science and sports to arts and authors.  Keeping an eye on the whole landscape of science develops a sense of where important mysteries are still unsolved.