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Experiment Zika Virus Grant

VectorBiTE has received an email from experiment.com, for an opportunity for a grant on Zika Virus. We thought we would forward this email to the members and hopefully some of you can take advantage of this opportunity! The deadline, March 15th, is approaching fast and some of the slots are filled, so make sure you get your application in soon! For information we have attached the email that we received below.

Hello,

This month, Experiment is hosting a $10,000 grant for Zika Virus research.
We’re reaching out because your own Experiment project is related to vector-borne disease, viruses, ecology, or global health, and we’re asking for your help in recommending great scientists for this opportunity.
For this grant, we’re especially interested in attracting scientists from all backgrounds and disciplines, including data science, geography, anthropology, hardware, etc. To outline our goals, we’ve put together this request for experiments.
We’re aiming for 15 projects to launch together as a batch. The project that ends with the most backers will receive the additional grant to their project. The deadline for first drafts is March 15th, and we already have 5 slots filled. We’d appreciate any help spreading the word about this grant (or if you have ideas yourself)!
Lastly, we’re putting together a scientific review panel for this grant. If you’re interested in getting involved, let us know by filling out this form:http://goo.gl/forms/11JqTgcuHV
Thank you!
Denny

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