Oh, wait, might have gotten that number thing all wrong.. REGARDLESS – It’s time, ladies and gents. We’ve been on the warpath to give y’all new skills for your outreach, so that you can build a great audience for your science. And now that winter’s rolling around, ecologists are hibernating from their field seasons, bench-scientists […]
Matt Shipman has a nice interview with Allison Mercer on how Georgia Tech decided to start its own crowdfunding website, GT Starter. There is little doubt that other universities will soon be looking to the crowdfunding model as an addition ot the normal sorts of fundraising campaigns they already have. Thanks to Allison for the […]
In the Fireside Science series – SciFund Challenge’s Guide to Life, the Universe and Everything! This is an edited version of a post in my blog – chromosomesandcancer.com. The back-story is that I was approached by a national current affairs program to do an interview on telomeres. Being a cancer researcher I thought the story […]
Participating in this year’s SciFund course got me thinking about ways to make science attractive to a broader audience. As Josh Witten pointed out in a recent post on Nature’s SoapBox Science blog, our message is not being heard by a huge segment of the population if we focus only on the small audience that […]
Welcome to Fireside Science: SciFund Challenge’s Guide to Life, the Universe, and Everything! Since publishing this post, we have set up our new blog at http://scifundchallenge.org/firesidescience/. Please join us there!
Recently, I was asked some questions about Goals for #SciFund participants that I hadn’t investigated since round 1. Namely, what’s do people usually ask for? Which of course led me in a few directions. First, what do folk ask for? The mean ask is $3356.33 with the median at $2500 over all three rounds. Or, […]
Today’s post is about how having a crowdfunding project, such as Serengeti Live from R2 of #SciFund, can lead to opportunities larger than you may have ever imagined. If it inspired you, check out the current effort to Save Snapshot Serengeti and kick a few bucks to this #SciFund alum that is doing amazing science! […]
After all of the R1 analysis, Dr. Zen created a wonderful infographic summarizing our results of how we thought science crowdfunding worked. Now that we’ve moved forward with our R2 and R3 analysis that bring effort to the table, and slightly modify the story, he has again graced us with a truly awesome infographic to […]
We’ve just gotten notice of the first paper published acknowledging support from #SciFund supporters! Walter Weare’s Round 1 project, Artificial Photosynthesis at NCSU was a nice modest first project. It was succesful, and now some of the funded work has been published at the New Journal of Chemistry in a piece entitled meso-Pyridyl BODIPYs with […]
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