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Schmidt Futures

Advancing society through technology, inspiring breakthroughs in scientific knowledge, and promoting shared prosperity.

About Schmidt Futures:

“If the past is any indicator of our future, today’s big bets won’t seem so wild in a few years’ time.” Eric Schmidt, Schmidt Futures

As a venture facility for public benefit, we drive discovery through investment in people, platforms, and partnerships. We aim to nurture the best ideas and most promising leaders, driving measurable results from new approaches to long-standing problems. We are committed to serving society in new ways with working methods that are modern, fast, lean and professional.

Featured Programs

Schmidt Science Fellows

In partnership with the Rhodes Trust, the Schmidt Science Fellows program is working to advance the next generation of leaders in the natural sciences, engineering, mathematics, and computing to tackle the world’s most challenging problems.

Alliance for the American Dream

The Alliance for the American Dream is a network of communities, each anchored by a state research university, that will develop policy ideas or startup concepts to increase shared prosperity locally and improve American competitiveness.

Israeli Women’s Postdoctoral Award

The Eric and Wendy Schmidt Postdoctoral Award for Women in Mathematical and Computing Sciences supports promising women who have recently received a doctorate and are pursuing research careers in mathematical & computational sciences or engineering in Israel.

  • Schmidt Science Fellows

  • Alliance for the American Dream

  • Israeli Women’s Postdoctoral Award

Our Focus

Scientific Knowledge

Inspiring breakthroughs in scientific knowledge by investing in platforms that support a new scientific research paradigm, encouraging risky and important new research, and growing new scientific leaders.


Technology & Society

Demonstrating the role that technology can play in solving some of our toughest societal challenges, raising our level of collective ambition, and increasing access, quality, and speed for discovery and invention.


Shared Prosperity

Building a new American Dream by creating ecosystems that give more Americans the skills and opportunities they need to improve their lives.