Partners and Supporters
We are proud and honored to have the support and partnership of the following organizations:
|The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the Society’s mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. Throughout its 120-year history, the Society has encouraged conservation of natural resources and raised public awareness of the importance of natural places, the plants and wildlife that inhabit them, and the environmental problems that threaten them. National Geographic’s explorers, writers and photographers have traveled the Earth, sharing its amazing stories with each new generation. The Society has funded more than 9,000 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects around the globe, and grantees make exciting new discoveries every day in both traditional and emerging fields.|
|The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year 2010, its budget is about $6.9 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 universities and institutions. NSF is pleased to support PopTech’s programs as part of its efforts to advance the frontiers of knowledge, cultivate a world-class science and engineering workforce and expand the scientific literacy of all citizens.|
|Since 1953, the Rita Allen Foundation has invested in outstanding young scientists and leaders. Rita Allen Scholars include a Nobel Prize winner and members of the National Academy of Sciences as well as others recognized for significant achievements and contributions to scientific research. In addition, the Foundation now supports programs to foster civic engagement, and to build sustainable communities. We seek to motivate thinkers and doers in a variety of fields, including biomedical research, and then to intervene at the right time to increase their impact. By investing in individuals, ideas, and organizations in early stages, we help create and accelerate innovative solutions to significant problems.|
|The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focuses on the pressing health and health care issues facing our country. As the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care, the Foundation works with a diverse group of organizations and individuals to identify solutions and achieve comprehensive, measurable, and timely change. For 40 years, the Foundation has brought experience, commitment, and a rigorous, balanced approach to the problems that affect the health and health care of those it serves. When it comes to helping Americans lead healthier lives and get the care they need, the Foundation expects to make a difference in your lifetime.|
To learn how your organization can become involved in the Science Fellows program, please contact Leetha Filderman at leetha [at] poptech [dot] org.