Who We Are
Established in 2004 by the Chung brothers, the Philomathia Foundation is a private charitable organization that is registered in both Canada and Hong Kong. The Foundation partners with leading research universities around the world to provide seed funding, scholarships and research fellowships.
Programs With A Difference
Supporting innovative, forward-thinking ideas in science, technology, the humanities and philosophy, the Philomathia Foundation offers undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral research fellowships and scholarships.
Promoting Human Values and Science Through Education and Research
The Philomathia Foundation has philanthropic relationships with leading universities, including the University of California (Berkeley), the University of Cambridge, McMaster University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Supporting Education And Research
Scholarships And Fellowships
The Philomathia Foundation offers several fellowships and scholarships to support education, research, and forward-thinking ideas in science, technology, the humanities, and philosophy through all levels of higher education. Our university partners include: UC Berkeley, University of Cambridge, McMaster University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Recognizing Excellence In Transformative Research
Innovation and Excellence Awards
The Philomathia Prize was created to support breakthrough research in areas of global concern. The recipient for the Prize is selected based on successful scientific investigation or demonstrated scholarly research work in the advancement of human knowledge with the purpose to improve the global living condition.
Pioneering Science And The Humanities
Transformative and innovative research projects in science, technology, philosophy, and the humanities help build a more promising future. Which is why the Philomathia Foundation supports a broad range of research programs that explore and broaden knowledge generation.
Opportunities For A Global Exchange Of Ideas
The Philomathia Forum is a vital part of the Social Sciences Research Programme. Created to broaden the debate surrounding the development of research with direct relevance to public policy, the Forum is a series of individual workshops that generate insights to directly inform the Programme’s primary research.
We are thrilled to announce that Jennifer Redfearn, an Oscar-nominated filmmaker and associate professor at Berkeley Journalism, has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious Philomathia Prize for 2023. This annual award recognizes early-career Berkeley...
Assistant Professor Markita del Carpio Landry of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has been named the inaugural recipient of the Philomathia Prize. The prize recognizes demonstrated excellence and future potential of a UC Berkeley faculty...
Despite the challenges of the COVID crisis, there are been many positive developments with Phase II of the Philomathia Social Science Research Programme at the University of Cambridge. Readers are invited to peruse the 2020 Programme, which contains report updates on...
Dr. Markita del Carpio Landry
Inaugural Philomathia Prize, UC Berkeley Recipient
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Berkeley
Assistant Professor Markita del Carpio Landry of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has been named the inaugural recipient of the Philomathia Prize. The prize recognizes demonstrated excellence and future potential of a UC Berkeley faculty member’s research.
In her Philomathia Prize proposal, Landry outlined a new project with a goal of designing optical probes to advance autism research. Signaling by neuropeptides is thought to be disrupted in autism spectrum disorders, contributing to impaired social behaviors. Landry’s Philomathia-funded project intends to image neuropeptide signaling with near-infrared microscopy, which would enable exploring the role of these newly visible neurochemical signals in autism spectrum disorders.