The University of California San Diego recently hosted a day-long symposium celebrating the philanthropic funding of early-career faculty in their research endeavors. Foundations from across the country attended the event, which was specifically created to acknowledge the special relationship the university has with the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA). Created in 1912, RCSA provides catalytic funding for innovative scientific research and the development of academic scientists.
The symposium featured a full day of presentations from UC San Diego and University of San Diego faculty who have benefited from RCSA’s generosity, either through the Cottrell Scholar program or through Scialog, a sharply focused research conference that fosters the development of innovative, collaborative, interdisciplinary projects that fall into the category of “high risk/high reward.”
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