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Justice & Opportunity

CZI’s Justice and Opportunity Initiative Provides $2.6 Million to Support Organizations Working... CZI’s Justice and Opportunity Initiative Provides $2.6 Million to Support Organizations Working to Help Communities...

Jun 30, 2020 - Since April 2020, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, through its Justice and Opportunity Initiative, has provided $2.64 million to grassroots organizations providing support and direct services in communities most vulnerable to COVID-19 spread and economic disruption. The awards were provided to 74 organizations who are current grantees of CZI’s...

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Science

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $2 Million to medRxiv, a Health Sciences Preprint Server and Top... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $2 Million to medRxiv, a Health Sciences Preprint Server and Top Source of Breaking...

Jun 18, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $2 million in funding to support medRxiv, a free online repository dedicated to medical, clinical, and health sciences research in the form of preprints, or draft scientific papers. As the top global source of breaking COVID-19 research, medRxiv has posted more than 4,300 preprints related to...

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Science

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces New Funding Opportunity to Bring More Engineering Expertise to... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces New Funding Opportunity to Bring More Engineering Expertise to Biomedical Imaging

Jun 11, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) invites engineers, physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, and biologists with expertise in imaging technology to apply for CZI’s new Imaging Scientists funding opportunity. These five-year grants will support Imaging Scientists at imaging centers worldwide, where they will interface between...

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Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $700,000 to Support Mental Well-being of Educators, Students

May 29, 2020 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced more than $700,000 in grants to the Crisis Text Line and Healthy Minds Innovations, which are leveraging technology to promote improved mental well-being among students and teachers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “As we experience this pandemic together and the disruption, isolation and...

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Science

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $3.8 Million for Open Source Software Projects Essential to... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $3.8 Million for Open Source Software Projects Essential to Science

May 27, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $3.8 million in funding for 23 grants to support open source software projects essential to biomedical research, enabling software maintenance, growth, development, and community engagement. As part of CZI’s Essential Open Source Software for Science program, this announcement brings CZI’s...

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Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Expands Commitment to Educators and Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 18, 2020 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced today that it will commit $300,000 to Common Sense Media in support of the Wide Open School program, a free and openly accessible collection of online learning experiences and social and community services, for kids and families. CZI is also funding an additional 11 grants for $75,000 each —...

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