Wednesday, September 12, 2012
You heard it right! A sociologist has been awarded a grant to study generosity! The amount of the grant was $140,000!
This grant was awarded by an organization to study how social, economic and political structures affect individuals' generosity toward one another.
This study is one of 13 research projects to receive funding from this organization, which promotes research on generosity, altruism, philanthropy and related issues and shares those findings with corporate, civic, religious and philanthropic communities.
According to the grant recipient, "We are hoping to identify not only the individual characteristics associated with generosity but also the larger social forces that shape generosity.
The organization that is providing this grant is distributing $1.4 million to nine projects. Four other projects were funded earlier.
In two rounds of competition the oranization received almost 700 research proposals, and 13 projects gradually emerged as the most scientifically rigorous and promising.
For more information you can contact the organization itself by either phone or by regular snail mail address.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Here is an excerpt from one such program!
SMOKE POT? GET PAID $560!
SMOKERS (age 21-45) needed to evaluate the effects of medications on mood & performance. Requires 8 visits (9AM-5PM) to a psychiatric Institute.
SMOKE POT? GET PAID $$
Do you use Marijuana? There is one university that needs volunteers for a new confidential behavioral study on the effects of marijuana use.
You will be compensated for your time.
Please give us a call to see if you may qualify for our program!
SMOKE POT-GET PAID $1,700
Men & Women 18-45yrs. Needed for marijuana study.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Could You Use Some Seed Money To Start Up Your Own Business?
One state currently has a Start-Up Capital Investment Fund. This funding program supports high-tech start-up companies as they near commercial viability by providing access to early-stage capital to accelerate company development.
These funds will extend the personal investment of entrepreneurs during the critical stage when they are developing their businesses to the point of readiness for outside investment.
The fund targets companies throughout the state that are creating the newest technologies in the following competitive areas:
- Advanced automotive, manufacturing, and materials;
- Alternative energy;
- Homeland security and defense;
- Life sciences