Innovative Research

The Mayfield Education & Research Foundation has provided seed funding for research to academic medical centers and university researchers. Grantees included medical school residents, PhD researchers and practicing surgeons. Seed funding grants from Mayfield have shown to be successful. Mayfield grantees have secured over $9,000,000 in federal funding from Mayfield Foundation grantees from 2013-2018.

With such outcomes, the Mayfield Foundation termed such grants, Spark Grants in that they spark a large bonfire of success. When grantees apply for funding, they must articulate how they plan to use Mayfield money to obtain larger federal grants.


Dr. Nimjee presents research findings at the Winter Clinics for Cranial & Spinal Surgery


Learn about past grant recipients


Learn about the work of recent grantees:

Potentially Safer, More Effective Clot-Buster on Horizon with Help from Mayfield Foundation


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Wright State University researcher making progress on the study of pediatric brain cancer with Mayfield Foundation grant

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Final moments: understanding the neurobiology of dying



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