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This group keeps track of the #SciFund Challenge, the first concerted attempt at crowdfunding research. List of research proposals. Map. History. Commentary.
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New science crowdfunding article in The Lancet - SciFund Challenge - http://scifundchallenge.org/blog...
This quote echoes one of the major lessons we have learned from analysing the results of three rounds of #SciFund Challenge projects. we are also pleased to note that a modified and improved version of the paper is now in ...
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Outreach Class 2014, Week One - SciFund Challenge - http://scifundchallenge.org/blog...
Welcome to Week One of the SciFund Challenge outreach training class! With this class, we have two goals. One: to build outreach skill levels. Two: to build a sense of community among class participants. So let's get started ...
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Scientists talk about their outreach experience, 2014 - SciFund ... - http://scifundchallenge.org/blog...
Note: this post is part of week 1 of the 2014 SciFund Challenge outreach training class for scientists. What does doing outreach mean for scientists? Who better to ask than the researchers who regularly connect to the public ...
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Syllabus for 2014 outreach training class - SciFund Challenge - http://scifundchallenge.org/blog...
The second SciFund Challenge outreach training class starts next week and we are excited! For those of you following along at home, here's our syllabus. SciFund Challenge Class: Outreach 101. Course instructors: Zen ...
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Space Crowdfunding: What's the Secret? - Air & Space Magazine - http://news.google.com/news...
Space Crowdfunding: What's the Secret? Air & Space Magazine To guard against panda bear science, Byrnes and his companions at SciFund do some vetting before selecting experiments for funding. “Essentially, we ask….Is their project reasonable, or are they proposing to develop a perpetual motion machine? We try ...
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FREE outreach class for scientists is back! - SciFund Challenge - http://scifundchallenge.org/blog...
UPDATE (SEPTEMBER 2): Registration for our class has closed early. We have received over 170 applications in a week and we want to make sure that we don't have more course participants than we can handle. We have ...
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Sci-lamanaders: the latest #SciFund supported paper - http://scifundchallenge.org/blog...
Rob Denton, participant in Round 2 of #SciFund, has just published the latest peer-reviewed scientific paper to be supported by the #SciFund Challenge! (Click to enlarge the acknowledgements.) It's published in Molecular ...
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Salamander-Shmalamander: First publication from SciFund support - http://rddenton.blogspot.com/2014...
The reason I started this blog two years ago was to connect to those who helped fund my science through the SciFund Challenge. Crowdfunding has come a long way, even since then, and I hope that my funders have been ...
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Quadriplegic savors what others take for granted - Maryville Daily Times - http://news.google.com/news...
Quadriplegic savors what others take for granted Maryville Daily Times Checks should be made payable to HelpHopeLive Southeast SCI Fund with Justin Cochran in the memo. Mailing address is P.O. Box 52244, Knoxville, TN 37950. Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 12:00 am. Quadriplegic savors what others take for granted By ...
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NeuroDojo: The big #SciFund analysis - http://neurodojo.blogspot.com/2014...
A new manuscript detailing what we learned from the first three rounds of #SciFund is up at PeerJ! Much of the analysis you will have seen at the SciFund blog, and the manuscript is in review right now. I've never had a ...
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#SciFund round 4 analysis - SciFund Challenge - http://scifundchallenge.org/blog...
#SciFund round 4 analysis. 18 March, 2014 By Zen Faulkes. #SciFund round 4 has concluded. I'm kind of excited to crunch the numbers to see how this round did in comparison. I'd already compared the goals of round 4 to the previous three ...
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#SciFund Challenge Interview | Skeptical Optimism - http://eastofthewoods.wordpress.com/2014...
Last month, I launched a crowdfunding campaign with the #SciFund Challenge Round 4 to fund my summer research in Fiji. It was a huge success, and with the money I raised I'll be able to do all the research I had planned ...
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#SciFund Challenge Round 4 with Laura Deighan - http://scifundchallenge.org/blog...
Each day we are going to highlight one of the amazing research projects seeking funding in Round 4 of the #Scifund Challenge. Today we get to speak with Laura Deighan as she speaks about how fisheries can be more ...
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#SciFund Challenge Round 4 with Amanda Bachmann - http://scifundchallenge.org/blog...
Each day we are going to highlight one of the amazing research projects seeking funding in Round 4 of the #Scifund Challenge. Today we chat with Amanda Bachmann about how the people of South Dakota can become ...
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#Scifund Challenge Round 4 with Brian Clark - http://scifundchallenge.org/blog...
Each day we are going to highlight one of the amazing research projects seeking funding in Round 4 of the #Scifund Challenge. Today we learn about Giant Sea Bass from Brian Clark. (Author's note: no matter how badly you ...
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Goals and early achievements of #SciFund Round 4 - http://scifundchallenge.org/blog...
We're less than one week into round 4 of #SciFund, and we have our first member of the 100% club, with Laura Deighan's project, “How can NGOs guide fisheries to ecological sustainability?” crossing the line in about 4 days!
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Round 4 of #SciFund Launched! - SciFund Challenge - http://scifundchallenge.org/blog...
OK, ladies and gents, R4 of #SciFund is up and running on the newly rebranded experiment.com! Yep, Microryza has changed names, and it's awesome! The videos this round are fantastic, the proposals beautiful, so head on ...
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10 Top Crowdfunding Websites - Entrepreneur - http://news.google.com/news...
Entrepreneur 10 Top Crowdfunding Websites Entrepreneur It gained traction in the sciences with its annual SciFund Challenge, an online effort to fund science projects. It also launched a partnership with A&E Networks through which some select projects will be chosen to receive extra support from the joint ... and more »
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Georgia Tech starts its own crowdfunding - SciFund Challenge - http://scifundchallenge.org/blog...
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 ...
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A new plea from professors: Buy my idea - The Globe and Mail - http://news.google.com/news...
A new plea from professors: Buy my idea The Globe and Mail Early crowdfunding successes left some academics with the mistaken notion that if they simply posted their project online, “two days later, the money truck backs up,” says Jai Ranganathan, co-founder of U.S.-based SciFund Challenge, which does periodic ... and more »
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A new plea from professors: Buy my idea - The Globe and Mail - http://news.google.com/news...
A new plea from professors: Buy my idea The Globe and Mail Early crowdfunding successes left some academics with the mistaken notion that if they simply posted their project online, “two days later, the money truck backs up,” says Jai Ranganathan, co-founder of U.S.-based SciFund Challenge, which does periodic ...
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Eternal youth, cancer and telomeres. - SciFund Challenge - http://scifundchallenge.org/blog...
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 ...
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A diagram of a cell, “Up-Goer Five” style - SciFund Challenge - http://scifundchallenge.org/blog...
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 ...
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Scientists discover 'crowdfunding' as a way of replacing research grants - Washington Times - http://news.google.com/news...
Scientists discover 'crowdfunding' as a way of replacing research grants Washington Times However, crowdfunding and social media alone do not create science superstars overnight, said Jai Ranganathan, co-founder of SciFund Challenge, another science-oriented crowdfunding site. Mr. Ranganathan is a conservation biologist and an associate ... and more »
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Science Crowdfunding in the Boston Globe - SciFund Challenge - http://scifundchallenge.org/blog...
Screen Shot 2013-09-03 at 9.42.07 AM. There's a nice piece in the Boston Globe today about science crowdfunding – covering #SciFund, Kenly Hiller's great proposal, and crowdfunding in general. Check it out! Share.
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Fund my science? Years of decrease in federal funds leads researchers to ask ... - 89.3 KPCC - http://news.google.com/news...
89.3 KPCC Fund my science? Years of decrease in federal funds leads researchers to ask ... 89.3 KPCC Jai Ranganathan, said the change is good because it encourages scientists to leave their labs and convince everyday citizens of the importance of their research. He is the co-founder of Sci Fund Challenge, a group that teaches scientists how to get the ...
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The First Fruits of #SciFund - SciFund Challenge - http://scifundchallenge.org/blog...
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 ...
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ONS Course – Module 4: Expanding the open notebook. - SciFund ... - http://scifundchallenge.org/blog...
No single web platform has every capability that you could want/need in your notebook. This is why your choice in notebook software needs to be a versatile system, and is the reason why we chose to work with WordPress.
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ONS Course – Module 3: Take advantage of blogging features for ... - http://scifundchallenge.org/blog...
When it comes to site organization, there is no better platform than those used for blogging. This is precisely the reason why we're using WordPress for our open notebooks. Every platform has advantages and disadvantages, ...
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