S&R Evermay’s Kuno Award for Applied Science for the Social Good is an bi-annual award of $100,000 in funding and other resources designed to support social innovators using scientific research and principles to address a 21st Century problem. The award is designed to support those aiming to achieve a measurable social impact through the  translation of scientific research to a practical and real-world solution.

Award recipients are visionaries with deep domain expertise in fields relating to the specific 21st century challenges addressed by their project or venture, which may become a for-profit business or non-profit organization, part of an academic institution etc.

Check back in 2024 for more information about the next Kuno Award cycle

  1. Applicant must be at early or mid-career. Post-Doc, Assistant Professor or Associate Professor and possess a PhD and/or MD in a relevant field.
  2. Project must be the original idea of the applicant or the applicant’s team.
  3. Project must be in an early phase. To be considered, the project may be in the planning phase, or may have been in in progress for no more than two years. The project may not be already funded from an external source.
  4. Applicants must devote at least 10% effort to the project during the funded period.
  5. Projects led by two or more individuals (Co-Investigators or Co-Is) may apply. both Co-Is must meet all eligibility requirements and must each devote 10% effort to the project.
  6. Applicant must be associated with a college, university or other type of educational institution described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and classified as a public charity under Section 509(a)(1).
  7. Applicant must commit to Project Timeline as stated here.

Note: Project can take the form of scientific research, technical development or deployment as a for-profit or non-profit activity. The core mission must be to create impact for the social good and consistent to S&R Foundation’s charitable purpose.

Prospective applicants could come from a vast field of backgrounds as long as they have compelling ideas and are dedicated leaders. Proposals will be judged on the basis of the expertise and potential of the applicant; the potential of the project to have scalable and sustainable impact and the creativity of the approach to applying scientific research and knowledge