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1 By: Joshua Fester, Mesha Arant, Becka Dunbar, and Kevin O’quinn

2 Companies Companies pay scientists to do scientific research for such things as….. Foods and nutritional supplements Medicines and medical supplies Hygiene products Ergonomics in general, etc.

3 The Government The U.S. government is also one of the biggest contributors to scientific research, spending up to 15 billion dollars a year. Sometimes chooses more than one team of researches to maximize validity of results. Federal agencies that conduct most of the research include…….

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5 Universities Fund studies….. Merely for the sake of knowledge; basic research To educate their students To compete with other schools in scientific research

6 Interest Groups Funds come from organizations and single private donors concerned about a particular issue….. Christopher Reeves Foundation American Cancer Society Muscular Dystrophy Association Alzheimer’s Association

7 Grant Proposals Experience Previous work and publications Preliminary Results Research plans Purpose Justification Timeline Budget: how the money is spent and allocated Supplies Transportation Lodging

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9 What are the four main sources of funding for scientific research? What sort of things might a grant proposal entail? How does the federal government get involved in scientific research? What might I do as a scientist to improve my chances of getting grant money?


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