25 fully funded projects! With two more projects being funded today, we have a full third of the projects that started this round of #SciFund that have met their funding goals (33%). As a reminder, we funded just a little over a fifth of the proposals in round 1 (20.4%).
Congratulations to our latest researchers making their goals are:
- How did those little guys get there?!? by Paul Durst
- Genopolitics: Your Genes Affect How You Vote! by Aleks Ksiazkiewicz
This round of #SciFund ends tomorrow, 31 May 2012. Please be aware that not all the projects end at the exactly the same time, so if there is a project that you’ve been thinking of supporting, don’t wait til the last second and be disappointed.
Please support projects that interest you. If you would like to be one to help make a scientist’s day by hitting the target, there are several projects that are more than 75% funded, including:
Plants can talk – with help from technology by Cactus_Acoustics (Plants! Making sounds! How wild is that, people?)Funded!
- Are Coral Reefs Picky Eaters? by Sara Aubery (Beautiful oceans, people!)
- The Face of Pain by Simon van Rysewyk (You’ll wish you’d funded this project next time you have an accident, people!)
- The Effect of Water on Life by Anthony Salvagno (You drink this stuff, people!)
- Budding Scientists by Catherine Anderson (The next generation of science, people!)
- Renewable fatty alcohols from biodiesel by Peter Hsieh (Better living through chemistry, people!)
- As the Fur Flies: Tracking Fur Seals by Heather Liwanag (Fur seals, people. Adorable fur seals! Yeah, I’m not afraid to pull out the cute!)
A donation that pushes a project to 100% is a big deal, partly because scientists get a higher cut of the money raised when they make their targets than when they don’t.
A lot has been achieved in this last week. It’s exciting to see where we will end up at the end of the day tomorrow.