The Allen Distinguished Investigator program supports early-stage research with the potential to reinvent entire fields. With grants between $1 million and $1.5 million to individuals and scientific teams, we provide these Distinguished Investigators with enough funds to produce momentum in their respective fields.
Allen Distinguished Investigators are passionate thought leaders, explorers and innovators who seek world-changing breakthroughs. Their ideas are transformative and their scientific insights are game-changing.
Allen Distinguished Investigators may range from senior investigators to junior scientists. What the Investigators share is a pioneering spirit, the ability to imagine possible futures of science, and the ability to create new ways of thinking to share with the world.
Talent is everywhere. The Allen Distinguished Investigators may come from small universities or large institutions, cities or towns across the world. We explore the landscape of bioscience to fund distinguished leaders who will make a difference.