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Funding allocated to boosting diversity in US science


AAAS to lead new programmes to improve access to higher education and scientific careers

Almost $20 million in public and private funding has been allocated to the creation of three new initiatives championing inclusivity and diversity in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

The funding comes in the form of three awards granted by the National Science Foundation and philanthropic organisations Tiger Global Impact Ventures and The Alfred P Sloan Foundation. It will be delivered through initiatives led by the Inclusive Stemm Ecosystems for Equity and Diversity division at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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