Neowin: Google announces more than $800 million in financial grants amid COVID-19 fallout

Neowin: Google announces more than $800 million in financial grants amid COVID-19 fallout. “Google announced today more than $800 million in total funding to help businesses, health organizations, and governments weather through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. CEO Sundar Pichai says the new financial grants will aid in providing small and medium-sized businesses with capital as well as offer free ad slots to health authorities in order to help disseminate information on the virus.”

Natural History Museum (UK): Natural History Museum allocated £180 million in Budget to create state-of-the art research centre at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus

Natural History Museum (UK): Natural History Museum allocated £180 million in Budget to create state-of-the art research centre at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus. “The collection of 80 million specimens, spanning 4.5 billion years from the formation of the solar system to the present day, is globally unique and scientifically invaluable. It plays a key role in the UK’s international reputation as a scientific leader. The development of new world-class accommodation will allow the Museum to move collections currently at risk of deterioration and irreparable damage from being housed in functionally and physically obsolete 20th century buildings to facilities which meet international collection standards.”

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Mattress Factory receives grant to digitize Greer Lankton archive

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Mattress Factory receives grant to digitize Greer Lankton archive. “Born a boy, Lankton had sexual reassignment surgery at the age of 21. The artist worked in New York City’s East Village in the 1980s, creating lifelike, sewn dolls posed in elaborate, theatrical settings. The dolls, modeled on friends or celebrities, could be glamorous and grotesque. Lankton was 38 when she died in 1996.”

Institute of Cancer Research: World’s largest sarcoma research database aims to revolutionise sarcoma treatment after multi-million pound investment

Institute of Cancer Research: World’s largest sarcoma research database aims to revolutionise sarcoma treatment after multi-million pound investment. “Researchers at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, working alongside collaborators from around the globe, are set to begin work on the world’s largest digital hub of sarcoma clinical and research data after receiving a £2.5m grant.”

Nature: Free lists of grants and fellowships around the world available online

Nature: Free lists of grants and fellowships around the world available online. “Early-career researchers worldwide are are availing themselves of an important but formerly obscure resource: three downloadable databases of hundreds of global funding opportunities and fellowships.”

University of Maryland: College Park Community Of Lakeland To Get New Digital Archive

University of Maryland: College Park Community Of Lakeland To Get New Digital Archive. “A National Endowment for the Humanities grant will enhance the ability of Lakeland residents to manage their cultural heritage. In the late 19th century, a small African American community named Lakeland took root just beyond the grounds of what was then called the Maryland Agricultural College, now the University of Maryland. Lakeland thrived for decades, even in the face of historical forces like segregation, suburbanization, school desegregation and urban renewal, which plagued African American towns and cities across the nation throughout the 20th century.”

Florida International University News: FIU, UF scholars awarded grant to increase accessibility to Caribbean primary research data

Florida International University News: FIU, UF scholars awarded grant to increase accessibility to Caribbean primary research data. “FIU Libraries, in partnership with the Digital Library of the Caribbean and the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries, has received $50,000 to support dLOC (Digital Library of the Caribbean) as Data: A Thematic Approach to Caribbean Newspapers….From analyzing topical trends in newspaper coverage to visualizing photojournalism across time and space, the project will provide scholars with insights into Caribbean culture and society, enabling them to delineate a more complete story.”