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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. 

Philanthropic Relationships with Leading Universities

University of Cambridge

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

Research Projects

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

Philomathia Forum

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.

Featured News

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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.