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Post: Making Headlines: Grantees in the News, April 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 April 2019.

Post: Strengthening Legal Support for Local News

Today, a group of foundations announced a new pooled fund designed to support university legal clinics that are strengthening and defending the First Amendment, media access, and transparency. Supported by the Democracy Fund, the Klarman Family Foundation, and the Heising-Simons Foundation, and hosted by the Miami Foundation, the Legal Clinics Fund was created with the… Continue Reading

Post: Introducing the Margaret Burbidge Visiting Professorship at UC San Diego

With support from the Heising-Simons Foundation, the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego has established the Margaret Burbidge Visiting Professorship, part of an effort to bring eminent female physicists to the university for collaborative research within its Department of Physics. Three visiting professors from Columbia University, ESPCI Paris, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will fill the inaugural role beginning in the fall.

Post: Grants Approved in the First 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. As part of the content that is shared on this website, you can already search all of our grants… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Storytelling Math Initiative

Technical Education Research Centers (TERC) is an independent, research-based organization dedicated to engaging and inspiring all students through stimulating curricula and programs that develop curiosity, problem-solving skills, and expand opportunity. This grant supports TERC’s Storytelling Math Initiative, a partnership with book publishers Star Bright Books and Charlesbridge to develop, release, and promote trade storybooks for… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Deborah Jin Memorial Graduate Fellowship

The University of Colorado Foundation receives, manages, and invests private support for the benefit of the University of Colorado and supports the university’s philanthropic endeavors. This grant is for the endowment of the Deborah Jin Memorial Graduate Fellowship at the department of physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Professor Deborah Jin, a world-renowned physicist,… Continue Reading

Post: 51 Pegasi b Fellow Helps Break New Ground in Exoplanet Imaging

The GRAVITY instrument on the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) has made the first direct observation of an exoplanet using optical interferometry. The result was presented last month in the paper, “First Direct Detection of an Exoplanet by Optical Interferometry,” published in the scientific journalAstronomy and Astrophysics.One ofthe study’s co-authors is 51 Pegasi… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: The Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes

Located at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) conducts academic research to inform policy supporting high-quality early education for all young children. The Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) is a project of NIEER. Founded in 2012, CEELO is a technical assistance center designed to increase the… Continue Reading