The Business of Science
The members of Willamette’s science faculties are extremely prolific because they have to be. Alongside institutional funding, they collect operating resources from aggressive grant writing, usually with the help of the university’s Office for Faculty Research and Resources.
But it’s tricky business. The grants below, for example, are one-time infusions of money that facilitate projects that are already supported by institutional resources (like the Willamette Fund, for example). Foundations and other groups, logically enough, often won’t give money if they don’t feel that projects have the institutional backing to be sustainable afterward.
Here are some recent grant acquisitions to come out of the science departments.