Sources of Scientific Funding How to Get Money

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Sources of Scientific Funding: How to Get Money…. . By: Joshua Fester, Mesha Arant,

Sources of Scientific Funding: How to Get Money…. . By: Joshua Fester, Mesha Arant, Becka Dunbar, and Kevin O’quinn

Companies �Companies pay scientists to do scientific research for such things as…. . �Foods

Companies �Companies pay scientists to do scientific research for such things as…. . �Foods and nutritional supplements �Medicines and medical supplies �Hygiene products �Ergonomics in general, etc.

The Government �The U. S. government is also one of the biggest contributors to

The Government �The U. S. government is also one of the biggest contributors to scientific research, spending up to 15 billion dollars a year. �Sometimes chooses more than one team of researches to maximize validity of results. �Federal agencies that conduct most of the research include…….

Universities �Fund studies…. . �Merely for the sake of knowledge; basic research �To educate

Universities �Fund studies…. . �Merely for the sake of knowledge; basic research �To educate their students �To compete with other schools in scientific research

Interest Groups �Funds come from organizations and single private donors concerned about a particular

Interest Groups �Funds come from organizations and single private donors concerned about a particular issue…. . �Christopher Reeves Foundation �American Cancer Society �Muscular Dystrophy Association �Alzheimer’s Association

Grant Proposals �Experience �Previous work and publications �Preliminary Results �Research plans �Purpose �Justification �Timeline

Grant Proposals �Experience �Previous work and publications �Preliminary Results �Research plans �Purpose �Justification �Timeline �Budget: how the money is spent and allocated �Supplies �Transportation �Lodging

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�What are the four main sources of funding for scientific research? �What sort of

�What are the four main sources of funding for scientific research? �What sort of things might a grant proposal entail? � How does the federal government get involved in scientific research? �What might I do as a scientist to improve my chances of getting grant money?