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(1) Monetary or material resources that either finance certain activities (wages fund) or constitute the basic holdings or reserves of such institutions as libraries and museums.

(2) An organization or institution that gives material aid to artists, for example, the Literary Fund of the USSR.

(3) In capitalist countries, international or national grants or capital investments (usually set up by private individuals) to support educational institutions, carry out scientific projects, and promote and reward discoveries, inventions, and achievements in the arts and sciences.

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Two litigation funders - Manolete Partners and Litigation Capital Management (LCM) - listed in London late last year, but they are unlikely to be joined by any of their peers any time soon.
VuPulse, a post-click marketing platform for digital advertising, has announced it has received USD 1.025 million in a Series A funding round led by Florida Funders, along with Bridge Angel Investors, the company said.
Now in its sixth year, New Jersey Founders & Funders connects early-stage technology and life sciences companies with potential investors in 10-minute, one-on-one "speed dating" sessions to discuss strategy, business models and funding opportunities.
Artists, creatives and cultural groups in Coventry to meet major funders City of Culture
--we need to also stimulate demand from authors and funders, and this means much stronger promotion of the benefits of OA.
For the funders, the potential benefits of funding international arbitral disputes are obvious: the value of the claims in international arbitration can be vast, enforcement has the potential to be straightforward (for example, in jurisdictions that are party to the New York Convention), and there are an ever increasing number of participants who are willing to share their returns for the opportunity to bring a successful claim.
* Solidify a set of actionable principles that can be used by research funders to accelerate access to research and underlying data.
Planning versus chasing means determining what you want to accomplish and then researching funders to find the best match.
The research, from the University of Portsmouth, found that funders who have a public profile containing a photo are more likely to be image conscious and will engage in significantly greater levels of visible funding activity compared with those without.
Summary: 'Future Founders and Future Funders Programme' at Zayed University aims to groom a generation of Emirati female investors and entrepreneurs
In this report, titled, "Building the Bench at Indian NGOs: Investing to Fill the Leadership Development Gap," they identified a significant, systemic gap between the sector's leadership development aspirations and the reality of efforts and investments by both NGOs and funders.