For Fiscal Year 2020-2021

The Monell Chemical Senses Center receives support for its work from three primary sources:

  • The largest source is government funding, consisting chiefly of competitive federal grants with the National Institutes of Health (NIH); this stream has been a source of growth over the past three years.
  • Additional funds come from industry membership fees and industry-sponsored basic and translational research.
  • Finally, the Center receives significant support from generous gifts, grants, and bequests from private individuals and philanthropic foundations.

In 2020-2021, despite many pandemic-related challenges, Monell was able to increase revenue by 17 percent. This was principally the result of a nearly 50 percent increase in federal funding and a strong return on investments. These federal grants and continuing support from industry partners, foundations, and individuals enabled the Center to begin increasing its research activities. The Center is most grateful for the continued generosity of all of its supporters, particularly the Ambrose Monell Foundation, a Center founding funder and largest private donor.