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Post: Making Headlines: Grantees in the News

The Heising-Simons Foundation is proud to regularly see many of 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 over the past month.

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Post: Making Headlines: Grantees in the News

The Heising-Simons Foundation is proud to regularly see many of 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 over the past month.

Post: Good Intentions Are Not Enough: A note about the 51 Pegasi b Fellowship

We are tremendously proud of the eight new 51 Pegasi b Fellows announced earlier this week. They are among the finest in the field, and we celebrate their selection. But we also realize that our program has room for improvement with respect to gender diversity, and we’d like to thank our astronomy colleagues for calling us on where we have fallen short. Their feedback has brought reflection, self-critique, and, hopefully, change and improvement. We are especially appreciative of the feedback because our Foundation is funding projects to address gender inequities in physics and astronomy in the U.S.

Post: Barbara Chow Co-Authors Article About Funder Collaborations

Why do some funder collaborations flourish, and others flounder? That’s the key question behind, “Funder Collaborations – Flourish or Flounder?” The article, co-written by Barbara Chow, director of the Foundation’s Education program, is featured in the latest issue of The Foundation Review, a peer-reviewed journal of philanthropy. As the article mentions, “Funder collaborations work best… Continue Reading

Post: New Class of 51 Pegasi b Fellows Announced

Today, the Heising-Simons Foundation is pleased to announce the eight recipients of this year’s 51 Pegasi b Fellowships. These fellows are amongst the most promising and gifted researchers working in the field of planetary astronomy. Recipients will receive a research grant of up to $375,000 over three years to pursue innovative independent research ideas, take risks, and tackle challenging questions that will accelerate the field.

Fellow: Christopher Spalding, Ph.D. Candidate

Growing up surrounded by the idyllic landscape of Northern Ireland fostered Christopher Spalding’s curiosity about the natural world and the physical laws that explain it. Exploring relationships among seemingly divergent aspects of the universe led him to planetary astronomy. Today, he believes the field is nearing a unifying theory that can place and help explain… Continue Reading

Fellow: Ian Wong, Ph.D. Candidate

A visit to the Palomar Observatory as a first-year graduate student cemented Ian Wong’s commitment to observation and hands-on data collection. His observational research focuses on small, icy asteroids in the middle and outer regions of our solar system. Astronomers consider these primitive bodies to be the building blocks of planets, providing a window into… Continue Reading