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Chapter 15: Seeking Funding from Private Foundations
In this chapter, I will talk about seeking research funding awarded by private foundations. I will be using the term “private foundations” as the term is often used in discussions of research funding, namely, as a contrast to funding agencies, such as the National Science Foundation (NSF) or the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which award grants from federal revenues.
Furthermore, I will be using the term private foundations to refer to both charitable foundations, like the Red Cross, which solicit funds from the public, and private foundations, like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which are endowed by an individual or family. Complicating the issue even more is the fact that most private foundations operate ...