The story behind the grant application for a telescope
After Charvy Narain (Communications and Public Engagement Manager, Radcliffe Department of Medicine) shared this tweet of her young daughter 'making a vaccine for the coronavirus', followed by this tweet, a colleague said that she would personally offer a grant for research equipment if Tara (7yrs year old) wrote to her with a grant application. Tara has overheard enough Zoom meetings now to know what a grant application is, and her grant application was soon submitted.
Dear Charlotte. If you give me 10 pounds, I will buy a telescope and try to find a new constellation. I would also like to (find) planets with my new telescope. - Tara, aged 7
Fortunately, not long after Tara submitted her application, she heard that she had had been successful, thanks to the Juno Foundation Fund*.
* No departmental funds were used, the ‘Juno’ in the Juno Foundation Fund is a colleague's dog.