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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

Grant Highlight: High Contrast Coronagraph Module for the Keck Planet Imager and Characterizer System (KPIC)

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. This grant supports the research team working at Caltech—in partnership with scientists at the W.M. Keck Observatory—to design and develop a… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Voice of the Experienced

Based in Louisiana, Voice of the Experienced (VOTE) is a grassroots organization made up of a growing network of formerly incarcerated people and their allies to promote the human and civil rights of those most impacted by the justice system. This general support grant enables VOTE to educate the public and policymakers in Louisiana about… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: The Safe Return Project

Social Good Fund sponsors and develops projects that will positively impact and develop local communities. It is the fiscal sponsor for The Safe Return Project. The Safe Return Project (Safe Return) in Contra Costa County was founded and is led by formerly incarcerated individuals and their allies. Safe Return develops the capacity of formerly incarcerated… Continue Reading