Australian Lefty on Politics, Governance, Science and Info Management

3 million dollars on offer in an email – and not spam!

Posted by Dave Bath on 2009-06-25

I wonder how many spam-filters stopped the email I got a couple of days ago?

Inside the email was an offer of 3 million dollars (presumably US), and a "click here" link to make an application.

Was it for real – you betcha!

It was one of my newsletters from Nature:

Play your part – Help bring new multiple sclerosis treatments to market.
$3 million in funding available now for innovative research and commercial development proposals.
Who can apply?
– Academic investigators
– Seed and early stage companies.

I’m hoping that they get some good applications.  MS is a nasty condition, as well as being very interesting.

And the numbers they’ll be after first?  A doi list, not bank accounts.


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