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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

Grant Highlight: Forward Search Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider

The University of California, Irvine was founded with a mission to catalyze the community and enhance lives through rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and dedicated public service. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on the border of France and Switzerland accelerates counter-rotating beams of protons to the largest energies ever achieved and collides these beams at a… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Predictive Wavefront Sensor Control System

The department of Astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley, is a hub for exoplanet science and instrument development.  The last twenty years of astronomy have seen a revolution in planetary science, with over 3,000 exoplanets discovered orbiting nearby stars. However, only the hottest, most massive exoplanets are currently detectable with direct imaging, while fainter… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Charge Ahead California

Greenlining Institute’s (Greenlining) mission is to advance economic opportunity and empowerment for people of color through advocacy, community and coalition building, research, and leadership development. This grant supports Charge Ahead California, a campaign to bring one million electric vehicles (EVs) to California by 2023 while ensuring equitable access for low-income communities and communities of color. Greenlining… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: FRONTLINE

WGBH Educational Foundation (WGBH) is the nonprofit organization that oversees the WGBH television and radio stations in Boston, Massachusetts. WGBH is PBS’ largest producer for television and the web, and is home to the national program FRONTLINE. This grant supported the 37th season of FRONTLINE, an investigative and long-form journalism series on American television. Over the… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: 2020 Census Project

The New Venture Fund (NVF) is a public charity that supports innovative and effective public interest projects in conservation, global health, public policy, international development, education, disaster recovery, and the arts. NVF is the fiscal sponsor of the 2020 Census Project. This grant supports the 2020 Census Project’s goal of ensuring a fair and accurate… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Climate and Clean Energy Equity Fund

The New Venture Fund (NVF) is a public charity that launches and incubates large-scale social change projects both domestically and internationally. NVF serves as fiscal sponsor to the Climate and Clean Energy Equity Fund (Equity Fund). This grant is for the Equity Fund, which awards over $5.5 million in grants to organizations in New Mexico, Minnesota,… Continue Reading