We should be experimenting more with funding mechanisms

A scientist fills test tubes with a purple liquid. A tray of test tubes with different colored liquids is in front of her.
Photo by Julia Koblitz on Unsplash

This past week I’ve been helping a friend apply for funding from the Department of Energy. I don’t bring a lot to the table from a technical perspective, but I can look for places where someone who hasn’t been thinking about the topic all day for months on might lose the thread. I hope I’m being helpful.