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Science Philanthropy Alliance Adds Fleming Crim as Senior Science Advisor

The Science Philanthropy Alliance announced today the addition of Fleming Crim, Ph.D., as a senior science advisor. Crim, who is the John E. Willard and Hilldale Professor of Chemistry Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, previously served as chief operating officer of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Crim joins the Alliance’s four existing senior science advisors,…

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Why Philanthropy Is America’s Unique Research Advantage

For Issues in Science and Technology, Robert Conn, the Alliance's founding board chair and former Kavli Foundation president and CEO, explains why philanthropy gives the American research enterprise a unique advantage. To capitalize on that, though, he argues "it is crucial that we understand and capitalize on philanthropy’s distinctive history, perspectives, and synergies...."  

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Welcoming the Dana Foundation to the Science Philanthropy Alliance

The Science Philanthropy Alliance is honored to welcome its newest member, the Dana Foundation. The private philanthropy is dedicated to advancing neuroscience within society by supporting cross-disciplinary intersections such as neuroscience and ethics, law, policy, humanities, and arts. The foundation joins 32 other Alliance members in their commitment to advancing basic research and supporting the…

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France A. Córdova Named President of the Science Philanthropy Alliance

The Science Philanthropy Alliance’s board today announced the selection of Dr. France A. Córdova as Alliance president. Dr. Córdova, who begins in the role effective immediately, previously served as a senior science advisor for the Alliance after completing her six-year term as director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2020.“Dr. Córdova’s appointment as…

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Introducing the COVID-19 Discovery Science Prequels

Decades before the COVID-19 pandemic, discovery science researchers were laying the groundwork for lifesaving breakthroughs now central to the world’s pandemic response. With support from the Kavli Foundation and the Simons Foundation, the Science Philanthropy Alliance enlisted a team of writers to explore these science origin stories in a new series: The COVID-19 Discovery Science Prequels. Each…

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