A forthcoming book by Eric Liu of the Aspen Institute (RAF grant partner) explores citizen power and bottom-up strategies for making change.
Neuroscientist Monica Dus (2016 RAF Scholar) has received a Sloan Research Fellowship as one of the most promising scientific researchers working today.
The Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication will provide a year’s support for one fellow to study the field of science media, experiment with successful media formats and work to expand science literacy in the general public.
A Science Philanthropy Alliance survey shows U.S. research institutions received >$2.3B in private funds for basic science in 2016.
Fund for Shared Insight invites funders to nominate customer-facing nonprofits for “Listen for Good” grants; proposals due 5/26.
A new guide from the Aspen Institute (RAF grant partner) outlines actions for advancing scientific and civic literacy.
Digital Democracy (RAF grant partner) has expanded its tools for tracking state legislatures to New York; Florida and Texas sites are coming soon.
A profile of Joan Steitz (RAF Scientific Advisory Committee member) highlights her work to champion women in science and her pioneering research on RNA biology.
Fast Forward (RAF grant partner) invites tech nonprofits to apply by March 31 for its summer 2017 Accelerator program.
2014 RAF Scholar Tuan Trang and his team have identified an existing anti-gout drug that can alleviate opioid withdrawal symptoms in rodents.