The Carsey Institute's Evaluation Program provides rigorous program evaluation, applied research, and evaluation technical assistance and training that address the needs and challenges of low- and moderate-income families and their communities and the organizations that serve them.
Since the formulation of the patent system, with the adoption of the United States Constitution in 1787, the U.S. has focused on awarding a patent to the first inventor to invent. Recently in 2011, President Obama signed into law the America Invents Act (AIA) that changes the preexisting first-to-invent system into a first-inventor-to-file structure. This was an effort to harmonize the U.S. patent system with the European and other patent systems around the world that already use the first-to-file structure.
Foundation Directory Online Professional provides access to a database of over 96,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S. ass well as other tools to identify funding opportunities from not-for-profit sponsors.
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