Funding and History

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An $8.1 million, five-year seed grant by The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation established IAMI in December 2008. An equivalent investment was required from KU, which resulted in an $8 million match from KU Endowment.

The grant is the single largest grant the Kauffman Foundation has awarded an academic institution.

These grants have allowed IAMI to be the leader in bringing seven drugs to clinical trials for patients and provided resources for The Learning Collaborative model.

IAMI has already demonstrated success with this mission and has done so in short order.

Last modified: Apr 03, 2015

The Kauffman grant awarded to KU represents an outcome of lessons learned by Kauffman from the evaluation of existing proof of concepts centers.

The IAMI model was created to incorporate and build upon best practices as defined by the Kauffman Foundation's research and programmatic initiatives.

The IAMI concept was proposed to the Kauffman Foundation Board of Trustees in mid-2008 and subsequently approved in December 2008.