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Promoting emerging leaders in public policy, medical research, and the arts.

The Phyllis & Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation partners with Boston’s leading institutions to promote and nurture emerging leaders in the fields of public policy, neurodegenerative disease, mental health and the arts.

Together, the Foundation improves the quality of life in Boston and beyond while mobilizing new generations of collaborative leaders who inspire, innovate and influence.

Public Policy

The Rappaport Foundation’s Public Policy Fellowship is an experience-based program for academically gifted students interested in pursuing careers in the public sector.

Medical Research

The Rappaport Foundation funds clinical and research scholarships, enabling young scientists to conduct and pursue novel experiments.

Contemporary Art and Music

The Foundation supports emerging artists and composers through the Rappaport Art Prize and the Rappaport Prize for Music Composition.

Special Projects Aligned with our Mission

The Rappaport Foundation invests in ideas and research that foster innovative thinking, create impact and improve lives.

About the Fellows

Meet the Fellows and get inspired by their stories.

TOTAL

713

FELLOWS

TOTAL

713

FELLOWS

589

PUBLIC POLICY FELLOWS

102

MEDICAL RESEARCH FELLOWS

22

ART PRIZE WINNERS

589

PUBLIC POLICY FELLOWS

102

MEDICAL RESEARCH FELLOWS

22

ART PRIZE WINNERS

532

PUBLIC POLICY FELLOWS

94

MEDICAL RESEARCH FELLOWS

21

ART PRIZE WINNERS

56%

continue to work
in pulic policy*

*From the 2020 Rappaport Institute on the Impact of the Rappaport Public Policy Fellowship on Career Trajectories

The unrestricted, flexible funding you provide through the MGH Research Scholars program allows scientists to take new discoveries as far as they can, as fast as they can, toward new possibilities in prediction, prevention, diagnosis and treatment.”  

Susan A. Slaugenhaupt, phd scientific director mass general research institute

56%

continue to work
in pulic policy*

*From the 2020 Rappaport Institute on the Impact of the Rappaport Public Policy Fellowship on Career Trajectories

The unrestricted, flexible funding you provide through the MGH Research Scholars program allows scientists to take new discoveries as far as they can, as fast as they can, toward new possibilities in prediction, prevention, diagnosis and treatment.”  

Susan A. Slaugenhaupt, phd scientific director mass general research institute

On Solid Ground

Dr. Andrea Harriot’s award has firmed up her career and inspired minority students.

Amplifying the Mission

Sheriff Peter Koutoujian’s service is rooted deeply and firmly in gratitude.

On Solid Ground

Dr. Andrea Harriot’s award has firmed up her career and inspired minority students.

Amplifying the Mission

Sheriff Peter Koutoujian’s service is rooted deeply and firmly in gratitude.

Our Partners

Public Policy

Medical Research

Contemporary
Art and Music

Public Policy

The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy Fellows are passionate, dedicated to public service and committed to bettering communities.”

Vincent Rougeau FORMER Dean, Boston College Law School

If it wasn’t for the Rappaports, I’m certain I never would have attended the Kennedy School, I utter Jerome Rappaport’s name every time I get the chance.”

Peter Koutoujian Middlesex County Sheriff

The Harvard Law School Rappaport Forum will help train the next generation of lawyers to be skillful in understanding all perspectives.”

John F. Manning Dean, Harvard Law School

Medical Research

The Rappaport Foundation’s support has become a foundation for the careers of talented investigators at MGH, moving them closer to pioneering treatments.”

Dr. Peter Slavin President, Massachusetts General Hospital

The future of healthcare will be brighter and more cost effective because of the Rappaports.”

Joel Katz, MD Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

The Rappaport Fellowship arms young scientists with the confidence and results to apply to government and private organizations for financial support.”

Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD Chief Scientific Officer, McLean Hospital

Contemporary
Art and Music

The Rappaport Prize offers artists to think without limitation in a really creative way.”

Sarah Montross Chief Curator, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

PAGE IMAGE & ARTWORK CREDITS
(top to bottom, left to right)

  1. Slideshow: Group Photo: Martha Stewart Photography
  2. Slideshow: Louise #2 by Matt Saunders.
  3. A Catalyst to Innovation: Courtest of Mass General Hospital
  4. The Hometown Team: Photo courtesy of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
  5. Forward Looking: Photo courtesy of Smith College
  6. Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons – Flag Year 13 Color Code Venice. Image courtesy of Gallery Wendi Norris