(Taken from JPI)
Established in 1997 by Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment, the Jurassic Foundation has funded dozens of paleontological research projects. Focusing on smaller, field research projects, the Foundation has contributed in excess of $1 million to the scientific community - making it one of the largest private funders of dinosaur research in the world.
The Jurassic Foundation is run by dinosaur scientists for dinosaur scientists. It is presently chaired by Dr. Philip Currie of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Alberta with fellow board members, Dr. John R. "Jack" Horner, Jurassic Park science adviser and professor of paleontology at the Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana and Dr. Kathy Forster of the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
The Jurassic Foundation board awards grants via applications from fellow scientists with priority on support of graduate and international researchers. The Foundation has operated, since its inception, entirely without any overhead or administration costs - 100% of its revenues have gone to grants and endowment for future grants.