Organizations and people comprising the LIVE team created LIVE's foundational elements with support from NASA, NSF, Microsoft Research, the Sloan Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Jackson Laboratory, Harvard University, and others.
Additional funding is needed for the infrastructure and personnel who will build out robust, flexible, extensible versions of LIVE Environments.
Two letters related to funding are in-process for discussion in early 2024.
A letter requesting support for infrastructure to support astronomy and biology applications of LIVE is being sent by Prof. Alyssa Goodman (Harvard) to NSF TIP.
Prof. Ed Liu (JAX) is leading a request to ARPA-H leaders to suggest consideration of funding for the far-reaching pathology and spatial transcriptomics applications enabled by a build-out of LIVE.
Later in 2024, Dr. Catherine Zucker (Smithsonian) will lead a proposal to support the science enabled by LIVE in Astronomy, related to MilkyWay3D.org.
The relationship between the various proposals underway and planned is shown below.
Status: A funding request is being made to NSF TIP for a research-enabling software infrastructure build-out to support three fields: Astronomy, Biology, and GIS, each with their own demonstration projects, funded separately.