“A number of researchers have analysed various selection methods and suggested that incorporating randomness has advantages over the current system, such as reducing the bias that research routinely shows plagues grant-giving, and improving diversity among grantees1.”
Source : Science funders gamble on grant lotteries
«We’re glad those are the choices we’ve made. Today, we are launching the Signal Foundation, an emerging 501(c)(3) nonprofit created and made possible by Brian Acton, the co-founder of WhatsApp, to support, accelerate, and broaden Signal’s mission of making private communication accessible and ubiquitous. In case you missed it, Brian left WhatsApp and Facebook last year, and has been thinking about how to best focus his future time and energy on building nonprofit technology for public good.
Starting with an initial $50,000,000 in funding, we can now increase the size of our team, our capacity, and our ambitions».
Source : Signal >> Blog >> Signal Foundation
« Here, we are interested in the 2006-2015 period, ten years during which 25.000 projects involving 45.000 people produce a 2-mode graph of more than 63.000 edges. To focus on projects and disciplines, the network is projected into a 1-mode graph of projects only. Thus, the graph displayed below contains over 15.000 projects that were funded between 2006 and 2015 » – Martin Grandjean.
Source : Martin Grandjean » Digital humanities, Data visualization, Network analysis » Complex network visualisation for the history of interdisciplinarity: Mapping research funding in Switzerland
« L’analyse automatique des textes se prête bien à l’apprentissage profond, capable de traiter efficacement de grandes quantités de données », explique Yoshua Bengio, directeur du MILA. « Grâce au Fonds Druide, nous pourrons accroitre d’environ 20 % notre budget de recherche pour l’analyse des textes.
Source : Druide donne un million de dollars à l’Université de Montréal | Druide