Category Archives: funding

Tuesday action item: Help thaw the EPA freeze

While the current administration is in office we’re posting small, concrete things you can do to help make things better, every Friday. (And, when it’s urgent, on other days too.) Got a suggestion for an Action Item? E-mail us! This … Continue reading

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The road ahead

It’s been almost two weeks since we woke up to the reality that Donald Trump — the failed casino mogul, the virtuoso tax-dodger, the reality-show star, the self-described serial sexual assailant, the Ku Klux Klan endorsee and darling of white … Continue reading

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Our crowdfunding campaign wrapped up last night at midnight, with a total of $1240 pledged by 24 supporters — enough to support the basic costs of the blog, and to tackle some of our more ambitious plans for the future, … Continue reading

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The current people and future content of TME

The crowdfunding campaign to support this blog has reached the first goal: maintaining the basic infrastructure that keeps the lights on. Woohoo! The next goal? Supporting the people who work hard to bring you interesting content. Who are we? We are researchers, … Continue reading

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Help us build an independent future for The Molecular Ecologist

Back at the beginning of the year, I laid out a plan for community support of The Molecular Ecologist — today, after two busy months, I’m excited to announce that we’re finally launching the first stage of that plan, a crowdfunding … Continue reading

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Raising the NIH pay-line to 20%

I bet that title got your attention. In the good ol’ days our funding record made the United States look like the land of milk and honey. As Bruce Alberts’ and colleague wrote in PNAS earlier this year: “The United … Continue reading

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If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?*

[We want to know what you think! Please click on the link at the bottom of the post to complete a short survey and/or share your thoughts about the publishing process in the comments section below] For better or worse, … Continue reading

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