Lucille P. Markey Basic Medical Research Funds to provide support for promising predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty.1

Markey Predoctoral Fellows

In its early years the Trust provided $9,400,000 to 15 academic institutions to assist predoctoral students in biomedical science programs. These graduate students were known as Markey Fellows.

Other Grants for Career Development

The Trust provided $3,030,000 to six research institutes to fund summer seminars and short courses for potential scientists in basic medical research.2

Continuation of Programs Initiated by Mrs. Markey

These awards were made in 1984 and 1985 to the University of Kentucky and University of Miami and totaled $8,700,000.

Endowed Chairs

Between 1985 and 1996, the Markey Trust provided $11,500,000 to fund endowed chairs.3

Research Support and Related Grants

Between 1985 and 1997, the Trust provided $6,976,232 to fund 56 miscellaneous grants to support smaller research projects and to encourage or facilitate basic medical research.


These seven institutions were: Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Rockefeller University, Stanford University, University of California, San Francisco, University of Michigan, and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.


These include: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Jackson Laboratory, Marine Biology Laboratory, Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Vassar College, and Life Sciences Research Foundation.


The endowed chairs were: Rockefeller University, Henry G. Kunkel Professor; University of Kentucky, Warren Wright, Sr.-Lucille Wright Markey Chair, Gluck Equine Research Center; University of Kentucky, Lucille P. Markey Chair in Oncology Research; University of Kentucky, Warren Wright, Sr.-Lucille Wright Markey Chair, Gluck Equine Research Center (supplement); University of Miami, Markey Professorship in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Washington University in St. Louis, Markey Professorship in Basic Biomedical or Basic Biological Sciences; and Yale University, Lucille P. Markey Professorship in Biomedical Sciences.

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