Basic science funding was featured among the recent IP Philanthropy Awards (IPPY) awards:
Mega-Giver We Will Miss the Most: Paul Allen
Before he died in October, Allen brought vision, daring and compassion to his philanthropy. Now, his $20 billion estate will likely be used to fulfill his grand ambitions for breakthroughs in biomedical research and global problem solving. Stayed tuned for more details.
Hottest Science Giving Trend: Artificial Intelligence
Year after year, machine learning and other forms of AI have been a white hot topic among research funders, and those concerned about legal and ethical implications.
Science Funder of the Year: Kavli Foundation
Kavli didnâ€™t make big headlines in 2018. In fact, it rarely does. But the foundation has been one of the most consistent supporters of science over the years by endowing university-based Kavli Institutes. In the aftermath of Fred Kavli’s passing, the foundation is doubling annual giving.
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