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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Launches New Funding Opportunity for Innovative Approaches to Fighting... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Launches New Funding Opportunity for Innovative Approaches to Fighting Neurodegenerative...

Oct 10, 2019 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) opened a new funding opportunity to support pairs of researchers to collaborate and apply novel approaches for gaining greater insight into neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ALS.  CZI’s new Neurodegeneration Challenge Network Collaborative Pairs Request for...

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Science

Supporting a Patient-Led Movement to Cure ALS — and Other Rare Diseases

Sep 25, 2019 - REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. (September 25, 2019) — The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced $453,000 in funding for I AM ALS, a patient-led organization dedicated to raising awareness of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and empowering patients to lead the search for a cure. ALS is a rare and terminal neurological disease that robs people...

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Education

Sesame Workshop and The Primary School to Create and Share Innovative Curriculum, Helping Early... Sesame Workshop and The Primary School to Create and Share Innovative Curriculum, Helping Early Childhood Educators Mee...

Sep 12, 2019 - Sesame Workshop, The Primary School, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative today announced a collaboration to create a new curriculum that will help early childhood educators meet the academic, social emotional, physical, and mental health needs of their students. Studies show that high-quality early education is linked to better educational outcomes,...

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Community

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces Funding Opportunity for Organizations Supporting Belle Have... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces Funding Opportunity for Organizations Supporting Belle Haven, East Palo Alto, North...

Aug 13, 2019 - REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. (August 13, 2019) — The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced the opening of the 2020 CZI Community Fund, a funding opportunity for Bay Area organizations* addressing the most critical needs in their communities. Organizations and groups supporting the communities of Belle Haven, East Palo Alto, North Fair Oaks,...

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Science

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $68 Million to Support the Growth of the Human Cell Atlas

Jun 21, 2019 - REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. (June 21, 2019) — Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $68 million in funding to support the Human Cell Atlas and its selection of 38 collaborative science teams to launch CZI’s Seed Networks for a Human Cell Atlas projects. These collaborative groups bring together scientists, computational biologists,...

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Grants

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Launches New Funding Opportunity for Open Source Software Projects... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Launches New Funding Opportunity for Open Source Software Projects Essential to Science

Jun 18, 2019 - REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. — Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) opened a new funding opportunity to support open source software projects that are essential to biomedical research. CZI’s new Essential Open Source Software for Science Request for Applications (RFA) will provide one-year grants to support software maintenance, growth,...

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