History and Mission
The Lalor Foundation was incorporated in Delaware in 1935 under bequests from members of the Lalor family. One of the foundation’s major objectives has been to give assistance and encouragement to capable investigators embarking on teaching and research careers in universities and colleges. The program’s mission is to support these researchers early in their work so that they can become independently funded in the field of mammalian reproductive biology as related to the regulation of fertility.
Since its beginning, the foundation has made research grants and awards totaling nearly $20 million to more than 1,000 appointees. Approximately half of Lalor Foundation appointments have been to United States citizens and half to other nationals. Of the US scientists, about 10 percent did their work in foreign countries. Of the foreign scientists, about two-thirds did their work in the United States, and one-third worked in their own countries or countries other than the United States.
A majority of the appointees have continued actively in research and occupy academic posts in colleges, hospitals and universities here and abroad. Since 1960, the foundation has concentrated its assistance on basic research in mammalian reproductive biology as related to the regulation of fertility by providing postdoctoral grants for research in the United States and abroad.
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