Advancing the Science of Science Funding Workshop

July 20th

Skyline Rooms A and B, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 40 Edwin Land Boulevard, Cambridge, MA

Workshop funding provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Morning Session

9.00-9.05: Welcome:  Paula Stephan and Reinhilde Veugelers

9:05-9:15: Introductions of participants

9:15-9:30:  Private funding:  A perspective:  Fiona Murray

9:30-10.45: Presentation of two white papers regarding best practices for the impact of support on scientific careers

Danielle Li:  Best practices for data structures for monitoring and evaluating at funding” organizations:  9:30-9:50

                Megan MacGarvie.  “Best Practices for Studying Early Careers of Scientists: (slides)  9:50-10:10

Questions/discussion 10:10-10:45

10:45-11:00: Coffee

11:00-12:30: Panel:  What private philanthropy is doing with regard to support of early careers and what would be most useful to private philanthropy concerning data and career outcomes.  .

Daniel Goroff,  Vice President, Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation,  Panel Chair

Panel Members

Valerie Conn, Executive Director, Science Philanthropy Association

Julia Klebanov, Measurement, Evaluation and Learning Officer, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Abe Lachman, Senior Officer, Civic Affairs, Simons Foundation

Cheryl Moore, President and CEO, New York Genome Center


12:30-1:15 Lunch 

1:15-2:30:  Afternoon Panel Session on Advancing the Science of Science Funding Impact:  Reinhilde Veugelers, Moderator.


Panel discussion of important questions which the economics of science community should be addressing, which data infrastructure would be needed to address them and an organizational structure for moving forward.


Participants:  Ashish Aurora, Adam Jaffe, Kei Koizumi, Scott Stern, and Jerry Thursby.

Format:  Panel participants introduce their point of view, after which discussion is open.


2:30-4:00:  Concrete initiatives for implementing


We start the discussion with all participants concerning experiences and plans for projects for advancing the economics of science.  

                New participants not present at the first NYC workshop will be asked first for their inputs:

                Ufuk Akcigit,  Cathy Fazio, Lee Fleming,   Maryann Feldman,  Andy Toole.


A second round will look at how we can move forward


Summary of discussion and next steps, if any: Reinhilde Veugelers and Paula Stephan


4:00: Adjourn: