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Our Support

The WSSP has received financial support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), GE Healthcare, Amersham Corporation, Merck & Co Foundation, Toshiba Foundation, and the Johnson & Johnson Foundation.  The WSSP has received reagents and services from GE Healthcare, Life Technologies, Rutgers University, Johns Hopkins University, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, and the Waksman Institute. 

We gratefully acknowledge the support of GE Healthcare. GE Healthcare  proudly supported the Waksman Scholars Program from 1998 to 2014. Their involvement includes providing funds for student scholarships, supplying laboratory reagents and equipment, making their facilities available for the Waksman Forum, and, most importantly, donating the time of their scientists and staff.

The following grants and donations have been used to conduct the WSSP over the last 20 years:   

Merck Biology Modules Program, Merck Foundation 6/93 to 2/15 

National Science Foundation, Waksman Student Scholars Program (ESI 9353865) 4/93 to 8/96

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Undergraduate Biological Sciences Education, 10/94 to 10/99

National Science Foundation, Waksman Student Scholars Program (EHR 9552932) 5/96 to 9/98

National Science Foundation, Waksman Student Research Initiiative (ESI 9713337) 9/97 to 8/99

SROA (internal with CMSCE

Amersham Bioscience Inc., Waksman Student Scholars Program (4-21209) 12/03

BioMaPS, Waksman Student Scholars Program, 3/04

GE Healthcare, Waksman Student Scholars Program, 6/05

National Science Foundation ITEST,  Bioinformatics: The Rutgers Initiative in Teacher Enhancement (BRITE) (ESI 0422902) 9/04 to 8/07

Johnson & Johnson Foundation, Encouraging High School Students to Pursue Careers in Science by Engaging them in Molecular Biology Research:The Waksman Student Scholars Program - 8/07 - 7//08.  This support was used to set up the Biology Equipment Lending Library (BELL).  

Toshiba Foundation, The Biology Equipment Lending Library - 5/07 - 6/1/08. This support was used to set up the Biology Equipment Lending Library (BELL)   

National Science Foundation Discovery Grant (DRK12),  Bioinformatics: Learning by Doing (DRL 0733255) 9/01/07 - 8/31/13.  This support was used to develop and test a revised version of the DNA Sequence Analysis Program (DSAP). 

National Science Foundation ITEST, HiGene: A Genome Sequencing Project for High Schools (DRL 0737574) 9/01/07 - 8/31/13. This support was used to expand the WSSP research project. 

Toshiba Foundation, The Biology Equipment Lending Library for the Waksman Student Scholars Program at Rutgers University: BELL Track II, 5/10 - 6/11. This support was used to buy additional equipment for the Biology Equipment Lending Library (BELL) to loan to participating high schools.

National Science Foundation ESI ITEST, Conducting Authentic Molecular Biology and Genomics Research in High Schools (DRL1031158) 11/15/10 - 10/31/13.  This support was used to further expand the WSSP summer Institutes and academic year activities to regional schools in Baltimore, MD and Livermore, CA.  

The Merck Company Foundation - The Merck Biology Equipment Lending Library (MBELL) for the Waksman Student Scholars Program at Rutgers University.   

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in the material posted on the WSSP web site are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of any of the above funding agencies.