All posts tagged with funding

Funding must make room for exploration

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Scientists often say that you already need to have a result in hand to have a chance at being funded for research. Applications where the results are truly u...

Philanthropy and public funding of science

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Lots of people have been talking about this New York Times article about the increasing philanthropic funding of big science projects: “Billionaires With Big...

Big data, little data

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Jacquelyn Gill is a paleoecologist who writes at her blog, The Contemplative Mammoth. Today she ponders a paradox: at the same time that pollen data are more...

The cost of plagiarism at NSF

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I pass this along from ScienceInsider, really too irritated for clever comment: “NSF Audit of Successful Proposals Finds Numerous Cases of Alleged Plagiarism...