by PhilipJ on 15 December 2006
If you’re interested in the open access movement, and are thinking about supporting the Public Library of Science, then now is a perfect time to do so. Why? Because whatever you donate by the end of the year will get doubled by private sponsors!
From the email newsletter I received today:
I am delighted to share a special challenge opportunity to leverage your [membership] dollars on behalf of the Public Library of Science!
Our major funders, Herb and Marion Sandler and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, remain firmly committed to PLoS. They have invested heavily in our endeavors because they strongly support our mission to make the worldâ€™s scientific and medical literature a public resource.
To encourage their fellow members to join in this philanthropic effort, the Sandlers and the Moore Foundation have created a challenge grant that will benefit our ongoing efforts here at PLoS. They will match every dollar donated to PLoS in 2006 on the condition we raise $1 million by the end of this year.
While many of the plans are a little steep for enthusiastes, if you’re a student, membership fees are only $25 per year, and you get stickers and a nice t-shirt! Click here to support PLoS.