DSF Grantee

The Mellon College of Science has announced the first six projects to be funded under an innovative block grant program for cross-disciplinary foundational science research in the life sciences. The grants are funded through a generous $4 million gift from the DSF Charitable Foundation.

The first round of funding will support two research projects led by early-career or individual investigators in MCS working with collaborators from other Carnegie Mellon colleges and four workshops led by Carnegie Mellon researchers that aim to foster transdisciplinary collaborations. The projects include the Open Science Symposium, organized by the University Libraries’ Ana Van Gulick, Melanie Gainey and Huajin Wang and Biological Sciences’ Yttri.

Planned for fall 2018, the Open Science Symposium will build awareness, support and innovative ideas for open workflow and data sharing and will build connections among researchers from Carnegie Mellon and other regional institutions. The first day of the two-day symposium will feature speakers, panel discussions and breakout sessions featuring early adopters and advocates of open science as well as publishers, funding agencies and organizations who support open science. The second day will have hands-on trainings for open science software. 

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