Dimensions Sciences COVID-19 Task Force Scholarship

Dimensions Sciences COVID-19 Task Force Scholarship

From Dimensions Sciences

We are the first and only program sponsoring minority scientists who are currently responding to the COVID-19 crisis, but are without pay! Your donation will help to fill this gap and accelerate solutions for patients.

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about 1 year ago

It is a time to reflect about the importance of science and our responsibility to communicate it clearly, accurately, and without distortion. Join our challenge "Why do you believe science is important"

Here is one of many powerful responses we received

https://youtu.be/VdQsdqqjmdE

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We are raising $250,000 to support the Dimensions Sciences COVID-19 Task Force Scholarship. This fund will be invested in scientists performing research on COVID-19. Our goal is to provide scholarships for minorities or disadvantaged scientists who are enrolled in an accredited task-force program within the US, Canada, and Brazil. We are seeking highly motivated applicants with projects that are groundbreaking and have potential solutions for the current global COVID-19 pandemic. We will evaluate projects based on feasibility and potential for commercialization to support patients impacted by the disease.

Why is it important to donate now?

COVID-19 is affecting the human population at a record pace around the globe. Although we are trying to control the spread of infections, new outbreaks are still reported. There is a need to catalyze the development of new tests, vaccines, and treatments to control the infections around the globe and avoid future outbreaks. We are investing in people who can do this.

Who are we?

Dimensions Sciences was formed in November 2019 and is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to address the inclusion of minorities in science by fostering opportunities in higher education and research programs. Specifically, we are seeking to financially support individuals during their graduate education in science in the US, Canada, and Brazil.

We believe science is important because it helps us answer questions that have the power to invoke positive changes in the world. Dimensions Science is a group of people invested in fostering talented students from underrepresented backgrounds with ideas for potential solutions to challenging scientific problems.

How will we do this?

We established the COVID-19 Task Force Scholarship, a scholarship for minority students currently researching COVID-19 and other topics relevant to public health at institutions in the US, Canada, and Brazil. This scholarship will provide a stipend, and other essentials while the scientists are performing research. Due to the recent economic hardships, lack of funding has placed strain on thousands of scientists that no-longer have scholarships for their research. These scholarships are integral for the support of innovative scientific discoveries and potential translation of technologies that can help COVID-19 patients on a global scale. Currently, we are working with task forces within the US, Canada, and Brazil that are aiding scientists that have lost their scholarships.

What is the impact?

The impact of science on our lives is more evident than ever with the current COVID-19 crisis. We hope this scholarship will support talented scientists from underrepresented groups so they can continue their research during these critical times.

With your support, we can distribute many of these scholarships which can save human lives and minimize future hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic and future infectious diseases.

The exchange of scientific knowledge on an international scale has proven to lead to novel drugs for managing infectious diseases, identifying new vaccines, treatments, and high-throughput patient testing.

We expect these scholarships will have lasting impact beyond COVID-19 because they will support the career development of scientists invested in solving public health-related challenges. We are currently living with the economic and social consequences of a global public health crisis and we hope that by investing in the next generation of scientists that we can accelerate progress towards new economic growth and social well-being.

How can you help?

For us to provide these opportunities we need your support! In Brazil it would cost approximately $6,000 to support a scholarship for a year. In the US and Canada, we estimated a year scholarship would cost $25,000 to support a single scientist with a modest stipend. Each scholarship covers a stipend and other essentials required to support the scientist during his/her studies.  Every donation helps us provide one more scholarship for a talented and highly motivated scientist that otherwise would not have the resources to complete their research. This effort aims to help to transform scientific discoveries into new medical devices and treatments for COVID-19.

Your contribution has the power to have a profound impact on a scientist’s career and the global scientific community as a whole!

Lean more at our website:

https://dimensionssciences.org/covid-19-scholarship

 

 

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Dimensions Sciences posted a new update:
about 1 year ago

Update #3

It is a time to reflect about the importance of science and our responsibility to communicate it clearly, accurately, and without distortion. Join our challenge "Why do you believe science is important"

Here is one of many powerful responses we received

https://youtu.be/VdQsdqqjmdE

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Dimensions Sciences posted a new update:
about 1 year ago

Update #2

Applications are now OPEN! We are offering 7 SCHOLARSHIPS to scientists working with the COVID-19 task force in Brazil. Rules and conditions are on our website. Deadline is April 21 at 11:59 PM ET. Please support us and share!

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Update #1

Dimensions Sciences is proud to announce that we have earned the GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency in record time. This valuable recognition is awarded to non-profits that demonstrate transparency by publicly sharing important information about the organization.

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