Development Activities - Our donors
Wadhwani Foundation : Shanta Wadhwani Centre for Cardiac and Neural Research (SWCCNR) is a joint effort of inStem, NCBS, and labs at Stanford and Japan on studying cardiomyopathies and labs at the University of Edinburgh focused on addressing major problems in neurodevelopmental biology. This multi institutional collaboration is made possible by the generous support provided by the Wadhwani Foundation. The foundation funds the travel of researchers across countries and supports our engagement with the world-class faculty. wadhwani-foundation.org/initiatives/rin/
Simons Foundation: NCBS and the Simons Foundation partnered in 2013 to establish the Simons Centre for the Study of Living Machines. This Centre brings together five research groups at NCBS who use theoretical or computational methods, in conjunction with quantitative experiments, to address complex biological problems. These groups are united by a common philosophy of determining the nature of molecules, cells and organisms, which is viewed as “living machines”.
TATA TRUSTS: The Masters Programme in Wildlife Biology and Conservation offered by NCBS, in partnership with Wildlife Conservation Society, addresses the severe dearth of professionals who can implement science based wildlife conservation projects in India. The Programme acknowledges support from the Tata Trust in this endeavour.
Medicines for Malaria Venture: National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS) researchers together with scientists from National Institute of Malarial Research(NIMR) and Foundation of Neglected Disease Research (FNDR) is a joint initiative to carry out anti malarial research and development program at NCBS. This joint venture is targeted to develop a malarial screening system intended for drug development. This program is generously supported by Medicine for Malaria Venture (MMV), a Swiss based non-for-profit organization that supports premium scientific organizations working on anti-malarial drug development.
Wildlife Conservation Trust: The Masters Programme in Wildlife Biology and Conservation offered by NCBS, in partnership with Wildlife Conservation Society, addresses the severe dearth of professionals who can implement science based wildlife conservation projects in India. Wildlife Conservation Trust provides support towards the MSc Wildlife Enndowment fund.
Infosys Foundation: Infosys Foundation is a philanthropic arm of Infosys Ltd. that supports programs in the areas of education, rural development, healthcare, arts and culture, and destitute care. The Infosys Foundation has provided corpus funding to the Bangalore Life Science Cluster, for creating 35 early career researcher travels awards each year for international travel and stay at research laboratories outside of India.
Pratiksha Trust: Pratiksha Trust, founded by Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan and his family has provided philanthropic support for the "Accelerator program for Discovery in Brain disorders using Stem cells (ADBS) " at NCBS-inStem. ADBS program links basic research with clinical studies of mental illness. The aim of the program is to understand mental illness by harnessing the power of sophisticated clinical investigations, modern human genetics, and stem cell technology.
Ms. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw: Ms Kiran Mazumdar is a noted biotechnology entrepreneur and philanthropist. She has provided Rs 5 crores as Endowment funding support, to the Bangalore Life Science Cluster, for advancing modern biological research. The donation towards the Endowment Fund at NCBS-TIFR will support early stage research and innovation deemed too risky for conventional funding mechanisms, national and international collaborations and outreach of research for societal impact.