The Hartwell Foundation


2013 Top Ten Centers of Biomedical Research

  • Cornell University

  • Duke University

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

  • The Johns Hopkins University

  • The University of Michigan

  • University of California, Davis

  • University of California, San Diego

  • University of Virginia

  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Hartwell Foundation invites each Top Ten Center to nominate four individuals for a Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award. In addition, Yale University, Case Western Reserve University, and Northwestern University are invited to participate at-large, and to nominate two individuals for consideration in the same competition. Based upon submitted Nominees, the Foundation will select at least ten investigators to receive a Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award.

Starting in 2013, for each Nominee selected for funding, the sponsoring participating institution will also receive a Hartwell Fellowship to fund one postdoctoral candidate of their choice who exemplifies the values of the Foundation. The Fellowships offer support for two years at $50,000 direct cost per year to support researchers in the early stage of their career by enabling them to pursue further specialized training in biomedical sciences as part of their professional development.

In selecting each research center of excellence, The Hartwell Foundation takes into account the shared values the institution has with the Foundation relating to children's health, the presence of an associated medical school and biomedical engineering program, and the quality and scope of ongoing biomedical research. The Foundation also considers the institutional commitment to support collaboration, provide encouragement, and extend technical support to the investigator, especially as related to translational approaches and technology transfer that could promote rapid clinical application of research results.


2011 Hartwell Investigator Jonathan Sears, MD, Case Western Reserve University

Top Ten Centers