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Seven researchers named recipients of 2023 Brown Investigator Award

The Brown Science Foundation today announced seven recipients of the annual Brown Investigator Award. The award recognizes curiosity-driven basic research in chemistry and physics and supports investigators’ research with up to $2 million over five years to their respective universities. Each winner was nominated by their institution and chosen from a candidate pool of mid-career…

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Research Institutions Meeting Highlights

On March 8-9, 2023, the Science Philanthropy Alliance welcomed over 250 attendees from nearly 140 research institutions to a virtual Research Institutions Meeting, aligned with our strategic plan goals of fostering partnerships and facilitating shared learning and collaboration. We hope the highlights shared below and the recordings and resources available on the event landing page…

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Science philanthropy engagement with minority-serving institutions: The why, how, and what

Alignment of Science Philanthropy with Minority-Serving Institutions While there are as many motivations to support scientific research as there are philanthropists, one that is nearly universal is the desire to make an impact. France Córdova, president of the Science Philanthropy Alliance, recently noted, “When I talk with foundation heads, the word most frequently used is…

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Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation award $1.25M grants to experimental physicists

Sixteen researchers from 14 universities across the U.S. have been named as the first cohort of experimental physicists to receive funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The new initiative awards $1.25 million dollars to each researcher to advance scientific inquiry in experimental physics. Read more about the recipients and the award on the…

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Schmidt Futures to fund $148M AI research initiative

Schmidt Futures, a Science Philanthropy Alliance benefactor, have launched a $148 million initiative that will fund post-doctoral research in artificial intelligence to increase scale of interdisciplinary research across STEM fields. Learn more about The Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship program and the impact it will have on the future of science…

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Alliance President France A. Córdova speaks at Science Summit at UNGA

Science Philanthropy Alliance President France A. Córdova recently served as a keynote speaker at the Science Summit at United Nations General Assembly held September 13-30 in New York City.  In her address titled “International collaboration for scientific discovery and sustainable development,” Córdova highlighted philanthropy as an integral part of scientific discovery and the critical role…

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