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For Funding, Scientists Turn to Unorthodox Sources [via Discover Magazine]

Wudan Yan discusses non-government sources of  funding for scientific research, including philanthropy.


“When federal funding declines, then philanthropic funding becomes more important,” says Marc Kastner, the president of the Science Philanthropy Alliance, an organization that advises philanthropists to funnel their money toward basic science research. “And that’s what we’ve been seeing in the last few years.”