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“The Sontag Foundation provides mentorship, direct exposure, and access to a cadre of senior and peer mentors that is unattainable in any other setting.”

Lionel Chow, M.D., PhD ’11 DSA
Wright State University
Children’s Hospital of Dayton
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Key Dates

Application Portal Opens: Closed

Deadline to Apply: 3/15/2023
Awards Announced: Fall 2023

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Before applying, carefully read the grant information and FAQs posted through the link below.



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2022 Awardees will be announced soon.

This prestigious $750,000 award is paid over a five-year period at $150,000 per year.

*In 2023, the total funding award increased to $750,000 over a five-year period. Prior year funding was $600,000 disbursed over a four-year period.


Becoming a Sontag Distinguished Scientist

“The Sontag Foundation’s support of people rather than a specific idea or project is refreshing and much appreciated. I felt empowered to think and do things differently and it motivated me to make a difference in the lives of brain cancer patients as quickly as possible. I try to support my lab members the same way.”

Santosh Kesari, M.D., Ph.D. ’06 DSA
Chair, Department of Translational Neurosciences
& Neurotherapeutics
Pacific Neuroscience Institute

The Sontag Foundation distinguished scientist community

Have a Question?

Shandra Koler manages the portfolio of grants and contracts for the Foundation and assists grant applicants interested in applying for this award.

Shandra Koler
Senior Program Officer