With generous support from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, we are excited to announce the Mozilla Science Lab’s first Open Science fellowship program. The grant is one of the first investments by the Trust’s new funding program dedicated to collaboration, reproducibility, and infrastructure in biomedical sciences.
Our two-year, $1.7 million dollar grant builds on our existing educational work supporting skills training and capacity building for the biomedical and physical sciences. It features a fellowship program for early-career researchers focused on promoting more efficient, collaborative research and building leadership within the community. The ten-month fellowships will include computational and data training and mentorship needed to serve as open science trainers. In addition to training, fellows will develop new materials, tools, and projects to further science on the web.
The grant also supports curriculum design, a data training program and train-the-trainers activities for researchers, extending the Lab’s existing work to provide learning pathways for researchers around open practice.
The Mozilla Science Lab, an initiative of the Mozilla Foundation, works with partners around the world to bring principles and values of the open web to advance scientific discovery. Launched in 2013, the Lab serves as a hub for the research community, providing open science skills training, mentorship and community support to build and scale a community of practitioners working in the open.
The first call for fellows goes live this spring, with an initial focus on the biomedical and physical/natural sciences. Join our mailing list for more information or visit us at mozillascience.org. You can also read more about today’s announcement on the Science Lab’s blog.