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Dawid Potgieter

Affiliation Director, Programs in Discovery Science, Templeton World Charity Foundation

Dawid Potgieter is responsible for $70M of new and current portfolios of scientific research funding. In 2018, he launched the Accelerating Research on Consciousness initiative, which uses open-science practices to critically test scientific theories of consciousness. He subsequently launched projects that promote open science through infrastructure and training.

He oversees the foundation’s continuous improvement program, through which he launched new policies and grant-development practices that promote open science. Dawid is also a member of the Health Research Alliance, Open Research Funders Group, and an ex officio member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Aligning Incentives for Open Science.

Dawid has a D.Phil. in Neuroscience from The University of Oxford. His research has been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Neurobiology of Disease, and Human Molecular Genetics. His work has been covered in Science, Financial Times, and BBC Science Focus.