Grants for Lunch Series: Heising-Simons Foundation

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Funding Basic Science Research

Thursday, May 9, 2019
2 - 3 p.m.
Vine Avenue Annex - Room 102 - 1125 N. Vine
(SW corner of Helen & Vine between Cherry and Highland north of Speedway)

Cyndi Atherton, PhD, Director of Science, Heising-Simons Foundation

Dr. Atherton has been with the Heising-Simons Foundation since 2013. At the Heising-Simons Foundation, she oversees discovery-driven projects primarily in the physical sciences and climate change science.

The Science Program at the Heising-Simons Foundation funds research in four main areas: Women in Physics & Astronomy; Fundamental Physics; Climate Change Science; and Astronomy & Cosmology.

In 2018, the Heising-Simons Science program granted 71 awards totaling $22.5 million.

Come learn more in this unique opportunity to hear from an experienced program director, researcher and funder!


Kindly RSVP online at the link above by Monday, May 6, or email

Seating is limited.

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Grants for Lunch

Grants for Lunch is a brown-bag series for UA audiences hosted by the University of Arizona Foundation GIFT Center and featuring topics related to private grant-seeking and fundraising efforts with expert speakers from around campus as well as the larger community. To browse through previous Grants for Lunch podcasts and slides, check out our Grants for Lunch Archive.

University of Arizona Foundation
Vine Avenue Annex, Room 102
1125 N. Vine Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
(Directions: Google Maps!)

Contact Info
Amy Smith, Director of Foundation Relations and the GIFT Center
(520) 621-5590
Event Contact Department: 
University of Arizona Foundation - GIFT Center