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Post: Making Headlines: Grantees in the News, September 2019

The Heising-Simons Foundation is proud to regularly see its grantee partners featured in media outlets across the country, providing an expert voice on a timely issue or being highlighted for their accomplishments and hard work. Here are some news items that have featured our grantees in September 2019.

Post: Grants Approved in the Third Quarter of 2019

At the Heising-Simons Foundation, we are proud of the grants and partnerships we develop to advance the issues we care about, and we believe in being transparent about our grantmaking with our partners and the public.

Post: Update From the Foundation’s Human Rights Program

It has been over 10 months since I joined the Heising-Simons Foundation as its first Human Rights Program Director. Over that time, I have had the chance to meet movement leaders, who have broadened my perspectives of the work to combat mass criminalization, and I have also deepened my existing relationships with those I have… Continue Reading

Post: How Fast Will Seas Rise as a Result of the Melting Greenland Ice Sheet?

The melt from Greenland’s ice sheet already accounts for 25 percent of global sea level rise (double Antarctica’s contribution), and its share is growing under the strain of human-driven global warming. The Heising-Simons Foundation has supported an ambitious multi-million dollar project to install the first Greenland Ice Sheet/Ocean Observing System site at the Helheim/Sermilik glacier-fjord system.… Continue Reading

Post: From Science Idea to NASA Mission

To support future principal investigators interested in submitting their first NASA mission proposal, the Heising-Simons Foundation’s Science program is sponsoring an all-expenses paid three-day workshop on November 18-20, 2019, in Tucson, AZ.

Post: New Article by Barbara Chow in NonProfit Quarterly

Earlier this week, Barbara Chow, director of the Education program at the Heising-Simons Foundation, published a piece in NonProfit Quarterly about fostering more in-depth and equitable conversations between grantseekers and grantmakers.

Grant Highlight: CP-Violating Physics via Nuclear Magnetic Quadrupole Moments in YbOH

The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world’s brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions and pressing societal challenges. The Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy at Caltech encourages high‐risk, high‐reward work by investing in exceptional experimental facilities and fostering… Continue Reading