World Alzheimer´s Day 2022: Top foundation funders for Alzheimer’s disease research

September 21, 2022
A short history of World Alzheimer’s Day Each year on September 21, the world commemorates Alzheimer´s day. World Alzheimer’s Day was first established in 1994 by Alzheimer´s Disease International. While Alzheimer’s awareness month is recognized at...

International Microorganism Day 2022: Research funders supporting microbiology research 

September 14, 2022
Why is International Microorganism Day celebrated on September 17? It is very recently that the world started celebrating International Microorganism Day. The Portuguese Society of Microbiology (SPM) established September 17 as International Microorganism Day to commemorate...
An image of an ocean is the background. At top left, a photo of Emily Tewes standing on a sailboat at sea. “Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA): Perspective from a funder, Emily Tewes,Science and Policy Adviser”

Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA): Perspective from a funder, Emily Tewes, Science and Policy Adviser

September 6, 2022
This week, for our Funder Perspectives series, we spoke with Emily Tewes, from Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA). Emily has a background in Marine Science and now works as the Science and Policy Adviser at SOA. This...

Postdoctoral fellowships in the USA – top funders for your next academic career move

August 31, 2022
A while back we discussed the benefits of having your own independent research funding for your postdoctoral training, rather than being dependent on your mentor’s funding. We also discussed international mobility and whether the USA is...
microbes in a dish in upper left and a shadow border of crops along top.

Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success: Perspective from a recipient, Dr. Pam Marrone

August 23, 2022
This week, for our Researcher Perspectives series, we spoke with Dr. Pam Marrone, CEO and Founder of Chestnut Bio Advisors. Pam received the 2022 Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success from the American Chemical Society....
An image of the world centered on the US with dots connected across the sky. Hertz Fellowship: Insights from a recipient, Dr. Kyle Gustafson

Hertz Fellowship: Insights from a recipient, Dr. Kyle Gustafson

August 16, 2022
The Hertz Fellowship - what is it? If you are a citizen or permanent resident of the United States planning to pursue a PhD in the applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering, this is...

Better research funding distribution – could partial randomization be the answer?

August 8, 2022
What is "partial randomization" when it comes to research funding? For many of society’s challenges, including the UN’s global sustainable development goals, research funding is crucial. We also know, however, that just throwing money at a...

How inclusive is research funding? Research funding for women and underrepresented populations

July 18, 2022
Preface: As part of this year’s EuroScience Open Forum in Leiden (July 13 – 15, 2022), we, at scientifyRESEARCH, presented a poster looking at the use of funding as a strategy to promote diversity in the...

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