Grants and Proposals

Funded proposals
Submitted proposals
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Unfunded proposals

Is science reproducible? We claim it is, but some parts of science (such as science funding) are challenging to reproduce since the data and methods are hard to find (and sometimes hardly scientific at all). I thought for a long time about sharing my proposals and eventually decided that sharing this part of my science was likely to result in more good than bad. If everyone in the field knew what everyone else was working on we might also enable ourselves to be much more collaborative as a field. Newcomers to science also wouldn't need to rely on getting the inside scoop about grants, but instead might have a fighting chance on their own.

For some people science is about getting the credit, increasing their h-index, publishing first, etc (and there is nothing wrong with feeling this way, such attitudes are vital for many of the complexities of modern science). For me science is about improving the body of human knowledge. If you are going to scoop me on an idea please let me know, we could collaborate or I could move onto something else. There are many problems out there that we don't need to solve the same ones twice.

Funded proposals

Improving DFT Methods: A tool for predicting NMR spectra and diversifying science UC Presidents Postdoctoral Fellowship (2017)

Unfunded proposal graveyard

These are uploaded as examples to help others, but please note they didn't get funded. Also this is certainly not all proposals I have submitted, but just some that I thought where better than the rest

Earths atmosphere NSF Earth Sciences Postdoc (2017)

Need to upload: Comet ice chemistry NSF Astronomy Postdoc (2017)


Improving density functional theory to study trace paramagnetic-containing solids with nuclear magnetic resonanceArnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship (2018)

Improving DFT Methods: A tool for predicting NMR spectra and diversifying science Renewal form

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