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Impetus Grants Receives $10 Million Commitment for Aging Science Research

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Impetus Grants, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to funding aging-related research, has secured a significant commitment of $10 million from two esteemed organizations – Hevolution Foundation and Rosenkranz Foundation. The primary objective of Impetus Grants is to provide funding for aging-related research that might not receive attention from traditional funding sources.

Hevolution Foundation, a global nonprofit organization that incentivizes research and entrepreneurship in healthspan science through grants and early-stage investments, is contributing $5 million to Impetus Grants. Joining the funding round, Rosenkranz Foundation, led by philanthropist Robert Rosenkranz, a Board member of the Buck Institute and an honorary Fellow of the Academy for Health and Lifespan Research, is also providing a $5 million contribution.

Since its inception in 2021, Impetus Grants has already allocated more than $24 million towards aging-related scientific research. These funds have supported various aging-related clinical trials, biomarkers, novel tools, and model organisms. The research projects funded by previous rounds of Impetus Grants have resulted in over a dozen published papers, some of which have been recognized as significant breakthroughs in the aging research field. With the new funding infusion from Hevolution Foundation and Rosenkranz Foundation, Impetus Grants aims to expand its efforts to support high-risk, high-reward scientific investigations in the domain of aging.

Dr. Mehmood Khan, CEO of Hevolution Foundation, expressed their pleasure in collaborating with Impetus once again to fund cutting-edge healthspan-related research. He praised the depth and breadth of the research programs previously funded through this partnership and looks forward to even greater impact with this renewed effort.

Mr. Rosenkranz shared his hope that the grants provided by their foundation will lead to important discoveries and accelerate the careers of brilliant scientists. He emphasized that the current scientific advancements may bring us closer to understanding how human healthspans can be extended by a decade or more, which would be an unparalleled contribution to human flourishing.

The funding round will officially open on August 1st, 2023, as announced on Impetus Grants’ website. The organization is eager to identify and support groundbreaking research initiatives that can revolutionize our understanding of aging and its impact on human health and longevity.

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