Science & Technology

Our Science & Technology Program is funded by the Blasker-Rose-Miah and Reuben H. Fleet Foundation Endowments at The San Diego Foundation.

The Fiscal Year 2017 Science & Technology grant program will support efforts to expand the pipeline of under-represented students pursuing STEM degrees and career pathways at local community colleges, universities, companies and organizations. Grants will support and encourage post-secondary students with high potential in the scientific, medical and engineering fields, and provide them with opportunities to nurture and develop unique and innovative discoveries and experiences that may benefit all mankind.

The Blasker-Rose-Miah Endowment Fund at The San Diego Foundation nurtures and develops unique and innovative discoveries through science and technology research to support San Diego’s innovation economy, and through environmental research and protection to improve our quality of life today and for future generations.

Activated in 1999, the Fund has granted over $7.3 million to more than 150 early career scientists and engineers from premier research institutions such as UC San Diego, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, J. Craig Venter Institute, The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego State University, Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, San Diego Natural History Museum and more.

In addition, our nationally-renowned Climate program was incubated by the Blasker-Rose-Miah Fund, and has supported research to enhance our understanding of the potential local impacts of global climate change, and ways to reduce our local greenhouse gas emissions and minimize climate change impacts.

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