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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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Comments on: Video Class 2014, Week One - SciFund Challenge - http://scifundchallenge.org/blog...
Welcome to Week One of the SciFund Challenge 2014 video training class! With this class, we have two goals. One: to build our ability to tell compelling stories through video. Two: to help our classmates to build their video ...
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Syllabus for 2014 video training class - SciFund Challenge - http://scifundchallenge.org/blog...
The first SciFund Challenge video training class starts next week and we are excited! Here's our syllabus. SciFund Challenge Class: Video Outreach 101 for Scientists. Course instructors: Elliot Lowndes, Jai Ranganathan, ...
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Twitter Chat Storify - SciFund Challenge - http://scifundchallenge.org/blog...
Luckily there are tools that help organize those tweets and preserve them. One such tool is Storify which I use to catalog today's Scifund Twitter chat. If you had issues keeping up, missed the chat, had to leave early, or would ...
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Incredible science outreach! - SciFund Challenge - http://scifundchallenge.org/blog...
So the 2014 SciFund Challenge Outreach 101 class is in the final dash to the finish! The best part of the class for me has been learning about all of the amazing science outreach programs that class participants are already ...
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2014 Outreach class: week 4 - SciFund Challenge - http://scifundchallenge.org/blog...
Welcome to week 4 of the SciFund Challenge outreach training class for scientists! Last week we focused on delivering our message through blogging. This week we're going to jump right into the deep end and have you work ...
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New FREE outreach training class for scientists: intro to video - http://scifundchallenge.org/blog...
SciFund Challenge is offering yet another outreach training class for scientists! This one is all about learning to make short videos! Scientists, do you want to learn how to tell the public about your science through video?
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Outreach Class 2014: Week Three - SciFund Challenge - http://scifundchallenge.org/blog...
Welcome to week 3 of the SciFund Challenge outreach training class for scientists! Last week we focused on crafting our message. This week we'll develop skills to deliver that message through blogging. This week's exercise ...
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Outreach Class 2014, Week Two - SciFund Challenge - http://scifundchallenge.org/blog...
Welcome to week 2 of the 2014 SciFund Challenge outreach training class for scientists! How do we craft a clear and compelling message from our science? That's what we'll be focussing on this week. The center of this week ...
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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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