The Kresge Foundation, one of the dozen largest private foundations in the U.S., is well known for its financial support of nonscience-related construction and renovation. And indeed, over the years it has been instrumental in funding some very flashy libraries and gyms. However the foundation has always been open to science-related proposals as well, and earlier this year it offered to fund equipment as well as buildings. (See The Scientist, June 13, page 23.) According to program officer Gene Moss, thus far in 1988 Kresge has given $4 million in nine awards for science-related construction:
-$500,000 to New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, toward construction of an Information Technology Building:
-$250,000 to East Asian History of Science Inc., cambridge, England, toward construction of library and research facilities;
-$500,000 to University of california, Berkeley, toward construction of a Molecular and cellular Plant Biology Building;
-$650,000 to Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis,...