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Washington Research Foundation grant brings on four new biology faculty just in time for new Life Sciences Building - UW Today


UW Today
That was the idea behind a $3 million Washington Research Foundation (WRF) grant to hire four biology professors. It's called a cluster hire and will help maintain the University of Washington's leading reputation in primary research and life sciences.

From 3D Printing to Zoology Camp - columbusunderground


columbusunderground
The camps focus on a variety of topics such as coding, 3D printing, robotics, zoology, and more. Check out some of their upcoming programs! Connect with Blossom Scholastic in The Giving Store. Better Together, The Columbus Foundation's crowdfunding ...

Campaigners press US National Toxicology Program on animal testing - Chemical Watch


Chemical Watch
Two animal rights groups have called on the US National Toxicology Program to replace "wasteful" animal tests with alternative methods for determining the safety of chemicals. Co-authored by the White Coat Waste Project and the New England ...

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Tempe, Arizona - United States

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..." With an annual budget of about $6.9 billion (FY 2010), we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.

NSF is the only federal agency whose mission includes support for all fields of fundamental science and engineering, except for medical sciences. We are tasked with keeping the United States at the leading edge of discovery in areas from astronomy to geology to zoology. So, in addition to funding research in the traditional academic areas, the agency also supports "high-risk, high pay-off" ideas, novel collaborations and numerous projects that may seem like science fiction today, but which the public will take for granted tomorrow. And in every case, we ensure that research is fully integrated with education so that today's revolutionary work will also be training tomorrow's top scientists and engineers.

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Dead Zones - National Science Foundation Special Report
United States

Examining the causes of the blooms of organic matter that ultimately rob the ocean of life-sustaining oxygen.

Ocean Science Foundation
United States

Facilitates research on endangered tropical marine ecosystems and coral reef ecology.

National Heart Foundation of Australia
Australia

For more than fifty years, the Heart Foundation has been dedicated to saving lives by making a difference to the heart health of all Australians. Donations from the community help us to fund vital research, develop guidelines for health professionals, support patient care and help Australians to live healthier lifestyles. There is much more to do, and we are determined to save as many lives as we can in our quest to beat cardiovascular disease

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
United States

Dedicated to the conservation of natural resources, fish, wildlife, and plants.

Ostego Bay Foundation and Marine Science Center
United States

Fort Myers Beach. Offers information on the marine science experience, manatee and dolphin conservation projects, dolphin behavior and the oil spill co-operative. Includes details of a summer camp for children.

National Foundation Quarter Horse Association
United States

Promotes the versatility of the Foundation bred Quarter Horse, through encouraging this working breed to work.

National Foundation to Protect America's Eagles
United States

Develops and conducts a wide range of Bald Eagle restoration, protection, and enhancement programs, including an extensive public awareness and environmental education effort.

National Center for Science Education
United States

Clearinghouse for information and advice to keep evolution in the science classroom and certain other theories out.

National Association for Research in Science Teaching
United States

Concerned with improving science teaching and learning through research. Offers news, events, conference and membership information.

National Association for Objectivity in Science about Evolution
United States

Promotes teaching of critical thinking about the theory of evolution.