The University of Oregon’s Research Development Services (RDS) sends a weekly email listing funding opportunities — grants, fellowships, and awards that we might be interested in. It’s a good thing to do, and each week there’s a nice variety of programs from many federal and private funding agencies. RDS might be a bit too permissive in its assessment of funding sources, though, since this week’s email includes:
Yes, the “Creation Research Society” is just what you think it is.
Perhaps I should be appalled, or perhaps I should broaden my funding horizons. After all, how better to test parables of feeding the multitudes than with my lab’s three-dimensional imaging of lots of zebrafish? And can’t the formation of membranes from lipid molecules, which we study extensively, be seen as driven by divine forces, rather than secular “self-assembly?” The possibilities are endless.