grants

  • Quickies
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    Quickies: Gendered Grant Scores, Martian Tsunami, Ring Emergencies…

    Hey, all! It’s been a busy few weeks, so here’s a few quick stories that you might have missed… Even when reviews are blinded, women get less grant money because of communication style differences. “Women’s use of topic-specific words lowers their chance of getting a high score from reviewers compared to men.” So, be more vague? Blech. Via our own…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: May 12 – May 18 on the Skepchick Network

    On your mark! Get set!  GO READ ALL THE SKEPCHICK NETWORK AWESOME! Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 48: Physicists Make Weird Things for Science Mindy draws a weird picture in the name of physics, and also talks tries to explain moment of inertia. Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be Eddy muses on the concept of hell. Speak You…

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  • Activism

    Women in Secularism 2 Grant Wrap-up and Winner Announcements

    I’m happy to announce the final grant recipients for Women in Secularism 2. Thanks to everyone who donated and to everyone who applied. I couldn’t send all the wonderful people who sent in apps but I’m gosh-darn happy that I raised enough money to send NINE men to the event this year. I knew it was going to be a…

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  • Activism

    Surly Women Grants Round THREE

    You guys! I’m am proud to announce that I have raised enough money to send another group of women to TAM this year. This brings the total number of grants awarded so far up to EIGHTEEN! This also means I have officially beat last years record. WOOOOOT! Want to know how to get more women involved in science and skepticism?…

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  • Activism

    Surly Women Grants for TAM 2012

    Remember last year when I “put my money where my mouth is” and used my mad-Surly-art-skillz™ to help raise money to send women to TAM? I made a bunch of limited edition TAM9 necklaces and I promised I would use the profits to pay for at least one woman’s membership to last year’s event. With an amazing outpouring of support and…

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  • Money for Science and Math Teachers

    Heads up: Toshiba America Foundation gives grants to teachers! Elementary school teachers (K-6) are eligible for up to $1,000 to support their ideas for project-based learning in science and mathematics. Funded projects in grades 7-12 provide students with the opportunity to practice science in new ways that promise to increase their engagement with the subject matter and improve their learning.…

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