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Discovery Funds

Discovery funds enable the HSS division chair to initiate seed funding for time-sensitive, high-risk/high-reward research ideas and innovative educational programs that might otherwise not be pursued due to a lack of available funds. Some of the division's most successful programs can trace their origins to a single injection of such well-timed, flexible private support.

Discovery funds, both endowed and expendable use, provide a crucial complement to traditional research funding. One discovery fund can support the early stages of a host of projects, in some cases more than 10 years sooner than a traditional grant might. Because they bridge the gap between inspiration and preliminary proof of concept, these relatively small infusions of seed funding can and do lead to groundbreaking outcomes.

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To learn more and discuss the impact you can have at Caltech, please contact:
Elizabeth Cornejo, Senior Director of Development for Humanities and Social Sciences
Email: [email protected] | Phone: (626) 395 - 3281