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Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Scholars at Risk Funding Scheme Perspective from a funder interview with Matt Kimmich, Scientific Officer SNSF logo image of Bern, Switzerland at right

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Scholars at Risk Funding Scheme: Perspective from a funder, Matt Kimmich, Scientific Officer

March 26, 2024
Preface: In this interview, we delve into the details of the Scholars at Risk funding scheme with Matt Kimmich, Scientific Officer at SNSF. Matt provides insights into the funding scheme's evolution, its operational aspects, as well as its impact on the lives of scientists facing 'grave threats to their lives, liberty, and well-being.' Given the...
The Aortic Dissection Charitable Trust

The Aortic Dissection Charitable Trust: Perspective from a funder, Catherine Fowler, Trustee

March 18, 2024
Preface: I recently had the opportunity to connect with Catherine Fowler, Trustee from The Aortic Dissection Charitable Trust to learn more about the important work underway at the Trust. Tell us more about the mission of The Aortic Dissection Charitable Trust. At the Trust, we're passionate about making a real difference for those affected by...
Science Breakthrough of the year Award. Interview with Alina Mendt Project Manager. A photo at right of a man holding a microphone on a red stage.

Science Breakthrough of the Year Award in the Science Start-Ups Category from Falling Walls

March 11, 2024
Preface: We recently spoke with Alina Mendt, a project manager at the Falling Walls Foundation, to learn more about the Science Breakthrough of the Year award in the Science Start-Ups category. As the name suggests, Falling Walls is based in Berlin, but is a global hub connecting science, business and society. Falling Walls is “built on outstanding experiences of gathering,...
CMT Research Foundation Riann Egusquiza

CMT Research Foundation: Perspective from a funder, Riann Egusquiza, Director of Research

March 5, 2024
Preface: Rare diseases, including Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT), collectively affect more than 300 million people around the world. We know that research funding is necessary to advance our understanding and develop treatments for people with the disease. However, we also know that funding must be used effectively. In this Funder Perspective interview series, we are excited to...
Rare disease research funding blog 2024

Rare disease research funders worldwide: empowering researchers with funding information on Rare Disease Day 2024 

February 28, 2024
Rare diseases, by definition, affect only a small fraction of the population individually. However, collectively, the approximately 7,000 rare diseases constitute a significant portion of global health challenges. According to a study published in the European Journal of Human Genetics, an estimated 263–446 million individuals are affected by rare diseases at any given time [1]. ...
Navigating research funding with scientifyRESEARCH: 2023 recap and a glimpse into 2024 Kate Gardner, Co-founder A phone of sparkling numbers 2023 on a desk with a plant, clock and notebook.

Navigating research funding with ScientifyRESEARCH: 2023 recap and a glimpse into 2024 

December 12, 2023
  2023 has been another year of noteworthy headlines and even more than before, societies around the world are leaning on our academic researchers to bring about innovation and solutions for the changes that we encounter. At scientifyRESEARCH, we have been unwavering in our commitment to connect researchers and research funders worldwide.  Throughout the year,...
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Navigating challenges and securing funding: The life of new principal investigators

November 23, 2023
Who are new principal investigators?  In the corridors of academia, new primary investigators are more than mere academics; they're the catalysts of change and harbingers of breakthroughs yet to be unveiled.   Newly employed university lecturers or researchers are generally referred to as new investigators. Researchers who have completed their doctoral degrees, have spent a few...
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“Finish on Time” – Academic productivity for a successful and happy academic career

November 14, 2023
Preface Struggling to “Finish on Time'” is a common challenge among PhD students. Over nearly 20 years of supporting researchers, I've seen the frustrations stemming from time management and prioritization. This struggle isn't confined to the realm of PhD studies but often extends as individuals progress in their careers, grappling with an increasing array of...

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