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  1. Basic science: Bedrock of progress

      There is an excellent editorial in the 25 March 2016 edition of Science Magazine from Francis Collins et. al. re-stating the NIH position on support for basic science.  This is important for anyone applying to the NIH for grants as well as those reviewing NIH grants as the central question should be: “How much […]

    Mar 28, 2016 — Read more No Comments
  2. Research Funding From Private Institutions/Foundations

    We’ve talked about the research funding crisis before here on Webvision with linked editorials, and discussions of the 2015 funding environment. Increasingly, private foundations are becoming more critical to the survival of laboratories given the dramatic reduction in federal funding of research.  Typically, these kinds of funding resources are not enough to completely run a […]

    Dec 8, 2014 — Read more No Comments
  3. Editorial: Death By 1000 Cuts

    There is an excellent editorial, Death by a Thousand Cuts by the former head of FASEB, William T. Talman on the research budget cuts in science.  It is well worth your time to read it, consider its content and share with people you know.  

    Nov 14, 2014 — Read more 1 Comment
  4. NIH/NEI Audacious Goals Brochure

    The NIH/NEI Audacious Goals Initiative (AGI) brochure is being distributed to researchers as well as public and private funding agencies and advocacy groups for an effort to fund vision research and vision rescues to regenerate portions of the retina that are lost in disease. From the brochure: “The AGI began with the Audacious Goals Challenge, […]

    Sep 26, 2014 — Read more No Comments
  5. Proposed NIH And NEI 2015 Budget

    The new 2015 Budget proposal released by Health and Human Services for the NIH has been finalized.  This is a proposal released by the White House as a suggestion to Congress on how to distribute federal funds related to research.  As we know, this relationship has been contentious to say the least coming at the […]

    May 9, 2014 — Read more 1 Comment
  6. Foundation Fighting Blindness Announces $2.4 Million in Funding for Eight New Sight-Saving Research Projects

      Congratulations to our colleagues mentioned in the following press release.  We are always enthused to hear about funding and commitments to research, particularly when federal funding of research through traditional means has been getting harder to obtain.  This is where funding from private foundations like Foundation Fighting Blindness come through.  It enables work to […]

    Aug 22, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  7. The Chi-Bin Chien Award

    The Chi-Bin Chien Award has been established by the zebrafish research community and Genetics Society of America in memory of Dr. Chi-Bin Chien (1965–2011). Chi-Bin was Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah and served the international zebrafish community in numerous ways, including as Director of the Zebrafish Neural Development and Genetics […]

    Apr 11, 2012 — Read more No Comments