Funders have been some of the biggest champions of making publication of research faster and more accessible. The latest push supports “preprinting” life sciences research ahead of journal publication.
A botanical garden-led drive to digitally catalog all 350,000+ known plant species has been chugging along for a few years. Now two funders fixated on sharing knowledge are bought in for almost $2 million. But is that enough?
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation just announced its latest round of research fellowships, which grant each awardee a nice chunk of cash as well as the honor of holding the esteemed title. So who exactly wins these things? Here’s a closer look at the new class.
Think for a minute, but not too much longer than that, about the fact that even in the most spotless living room, kitchen, hospital or office, there is a complex ecosystem of microbes. Molds, mildews, bacteria, fungi, swarming on every surface. And yet, there is a surprisingly small body of research about the microbial world of the indoors. The Sloan Foundation’s youngest science research program is trying to remedy that, by bolstering the emerging field of Microbiology of Built Environments.