I’ve been busy putting together something analogous to a business plan, only calling it a “project plan” to show to potential funders of Project: Cancer-Fighting Gut Bacteria. I’m pretty happy with how it’s shaping up. This week is all about this particular, and very important, project. Once I am finished I will share this with my UCLA collaborator and maybe a few others to get feedback and letters of support for the appendix.
The goal with this is to take the project plan to people more used to looking at business plans than science grants and see if it’s possible to fund the project via philanthropy.
I’ve also stumbled across a terrific plan for a project dealing with agricultural soil bacteria and greenhouse gas mitigation, where my involvement would be minimal- if I manage to find success with Project: Cancer-Fighting Gut Bacteria I’ll probably try this tactic to fund other projects.
Wish me luck!