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Sainsbury: Science Philanthropist

Science  18 Sep 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5384, pp. 1792
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5384.1792b

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Britain's new science minister, David Sainsbury, is no stranger to science or the funding of science. Thirty years ago, he set up the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, which currently awards $32 million annually to projects in seven main fields, including basic plant science and, more recently, cognitive neuroscience.