How Would You Spend 1.5 Million Dollars?

Francisco Ayala will donate the money he gets from winning the 2010 Templeton Prize (valued at more than 1.5 million dollars) to fund graduate scholarships in biological sciences at the University of California, Irvine, where he’s a professor. According to a news release, 100,000 dollars will go toward supporting “research in ecology and evolutionary biology, including the evolutionary genetics program, which Ayala directs.” For its part, the school hopes to honor Ayala by renaming its Science Library after him.
Ayala will be officially awarded the Templeton Prize by Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, at a private ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London on May 5.

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