Back in 2007 the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation gave 100 Million to establish a nursing school, and this grew from their own experiences with medical errors with Betty Moore herself was close to death after being given insulin that was meant for the patient in the next bed as she is not a diabetic.
We hear in technology about “Moore’s Law” all the time and this is the man. If you have not heard about the Howard Hughes Foundation and their work, 60 minutes did a nice story about these a short while back as it is America’s second largest charity. The 60 Minute story takes you through the history and where they are today.
The total dollar amount committed here is over $75 Million for research with each scientist receiving funds for 5 years. Additional details are below and how to go about applying. BD
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (GBMF) today announced a new research program that will provide critical support to some of the nation's most innovative plant scientists. The institutions, which are collaborating for the first time, say they will invest a combined total of $75 million in the program over the next five years.
HHMI and GBMF will select as many as 15 HHMI-GBMF Investigators working in a range of scientific disciplines relevant to plant sciences research. The national competition, which begins on September 30, 2010, is open to researchers who have run their own lab for at least four years. The scientists will receive an initial five-year appointment to HHMI and receive the support necessary to move their research in creative, new directions. Those selected may be renewed for additional five-year terms, each contingent on a successful scientific review.
HHMI and GBMF are seeking scientists from a range of disciplines relevant to plant sciences research. Candidates are asked to apply directly to HHMI and are expected to meet the following criteria:
* Have a doctoral degree.
* Hold a tenured or tenure-track or equivalent position at an eligible U.S. institution with a rank of assistant professor or higher.
* First appointment as assistant professor or equivalent no later than December 31, 2006.
* Principal investigator on one or more active, national, peer-reviewed research grants that provide at least three years of support.
* To be appointed as an HHMI-GBMF Investigator, the successful candidate must devote 75 percent of his or her time to the direct conduct of research.