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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $5 Million for Open Source Software Projects Essential to Science

Nov 14, 2019 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $5 million in funding to support open source software projects that are essential to biomedical research. As part of CZI’s Essential Open Source Software for Science program, these grants will support software maintenance, growth, development, and community engagement for over 40 critical open...

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Expanding Computational Skills in Science to Support Research

Nov 6, 2019 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced $1.65 million and $1 million for a joint $2.65 million for The Carpentries, an organization that teaches researchers computational skills through a scalable and community-centered model. The $1.65 million in funding from CZI will support The...

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Top Scientists Honored at 8th Annual Breakthrough Prize Ceremony in Silicon Valley

Nov 4, 2019 - Last night, some of the biggest names in science, technology, and entertainment came together in Silicon Valley to honor the 2020 Breakthrough Prize laureates for their achievements in life sciences, fundamental physics, and mathematics. A combined total of $21.6 million was awarded at the ceremony, hosted by actor, comedian, and television host...

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Making Science Journalism More Diverse and Inclusive

Oct 24, 2019 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced a $195,500 grant to the University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz) to increase diversity, inclusion, and representation in its science journalism program. The grant will support efforts to attract a diverse set of candidates to the university’s Science Communication Master’s...

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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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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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