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Pine Family Foundation for
Catastrophic Disease Research

The Pine Family Foundation is a small foundation that was started and funded for the purpose of supporting research towards finding cures for "incurable" diseases. We are currently focusing on Alzheimer’s and AIDS. We will provide grants and scholarships to researchers and graduate students who are working towards a cure for these diseases.

Below is a short description of the kinds of support the Pine Family Foundation is able to provide.

Scholarships: $500-$2,500 with possible renewal each semester/year

Applicants for scholarships must:

  • be engaged in active research towards the cure of these diseases,
  • be working on a graduate degree,
  • submit a letter form the supervising professor,
  • submit a personal resume,
  • submit a progress report,
  • submit a letter detailing how funds are to be used, and
  • designate a person to oversee the spending of funds.

Grants: $5,000.00 to $10,000.00

Applicants for grants must:

  • conduct research on Alzheimer’s or AIDS,
  • use no more than 5% of funds for administrative purposes,
  • submit a progress report at agreed upon intervals,
  • submit a letter detailing how funds are to be used, and
  • designate a person to oversee the spending of funds.

The deadline for scholarship/grant proposals is March 15 of each year. Scholarship/grants will be awarded in June and December and the funds will be distributed the following month. If the March 15 deadline has passed, we would still like to receive any proposals so they can be considered for the next years funding.

For applications, please contact Student Financial Services

We realize that our grant size will not support the work of a complete lab, but we hope to be able to fund projects within the lab or provide supplies for a graduate students project. We want to thank you in advance for any assistance you can give in getting the word out about our Foundation. If you or anyone should have questions, please feel free to contact us.


Ray Pine, President
Headquarters: 401 W. 37th Street
Austin, TX 78705-1313

Updated: May 17, 2007
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