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January 18, 2022

Inaugural partners include the University of Cambridge, Georgia Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University and University of Washington Research software engineers will bridge the gap between modern science and scalable complex software 01/18/2022 – Schmidt Futures announced today the establishment of the Virtual Institute of Scientific Software (VISS), starting with a network of four inaugural… Continue reading Schmidt Futures and Leading Research Universities Launch Software Engineering Centers to Accelerate Scientific Discovery

December 22, 2021

Dear friends of Schmidt Futures: “You are a born storyteller,” said the old lady. “You had the sense to see you were caught in a story, and the sense to see that you could change it to another one.” – A.S. Byatt, The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye As 2021 ends, we have a choice… Continue reading Year-End Reflections 2021 – A Choice of Story

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Planet Earth on the background of blurred lights of the city. Concept on business, politics, ecology and media. Earth day abstract background. Elements of this image furnished by NASA
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October 25, 2021

Hailing from 42 Countries, Winners Receive Access to a Lifetime of Benefits Including Scholarships, Mentorship, Career Development Opportunities, and Funding for Future Ventures for Public Benefit  Rise is the Anchor Program of a $1 Billion Philanthropic Commitment by Eric and Wendy Schmidt to Find and Support Global Talent NEW YORK, October 25, 2021 — Schmidt… Continue reading Schmidt Futures and Rhodes Trust Announce First Cohort of “Rise” Global Winners: These One Hundred 15 – 17 Year Olds Represent “Hidden Brilliance” Working in Service of Others

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October 12, 2021

The Schmidt Futures Network’s first initiative, Convergent Research, will incubate and launch Focused Research Organizations, a new model to fill gaps in the R&D ecosystem to tackle global challenges Today, Schmidt Futures is pleased to announce the launch of the Schmidt Futures Network. The Schmidt Futures Network aims to help talent already supported by Schmidt… Continue reading Schmidt Futures Launches Schmidt Futures Network with First Initiative “Convergent Research”

September 9, 2021

To the Schmidt Futures community, Over the last few weeks, we’ve watched the devastating events in Afghanistan unfold. The images of turmoil have shocked the world, leaving many people asking how they can help. To meet this challenge, together with the Yalda Hakim Foundation we have helped organize the Afghan Future Fund. The Fund is… Continue reading Join Us in Supporting the Afghan Future Fund

June 3, 2021

28 new members grow the global Fellowship to a total of 84 Fellows working at the intersection of disciplines to advance science for the public benefit Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust affirm commitment to continue the program New York, NY, June 3, 2021 — Eric and Wendy Schmidt today announced the fourth cohort of… Continue reading Eric and Wendy Schmidt Announce 2021 Cohort of Interdisciplinary Schmidt Science Fellows

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