Over the last 20 years my research funding has come mostly from government sources, with some generous support from the Florida strawberry industry and a small amount from strawberry-producing companies.
My first support from “Big Ag” was September of 2017, a small grant to fund exploratory work in small molecule discovery that (almost) funded a single Ph.D.-level researcher for a year, with no budget for supplies, reagents or materials. That ended after one year.
All funding information has been 100% public record, and I’ve met every standard of transparency mandated by my institution. However, to address the concerns of critics that allege undue corporate influence in my communications efforts, I have voluntarily exceeded all standards and all conventions.
As public, academic scientists we do not have budgets for travel, so costs must be included in grants, or our sponsors must reimburse us for our costs. A detailed accounting of all funds provided for reimbursement for travel down to my parking costs at the airport is presented.
My research funding history can be seen here.
Funding for my outreach program comes from individuals and charities to support science communication training, graduate student conference attendance, and materials for classrooms and science fairs . These lists are available here.
The details of who pays for my speaking engagements, lectures and other travel is listed here from July, 2013, and is updated frequently. You can see that here.
An abbreviated CV is presented here, and is only a fraction of what I do.
If you have questions, send an email. I’m always glad to answer your questions.