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Crowdfunding Academic Research

When a professor from a small liberal arts college in central Pennsylvania decided to take on a massive research project two summers ago, he went through the usual, often futile, process of applying for federal and private grants. But when funds were short a year… Read More

INFOGRAPHIC: Crowdfunding Platform Analysis

Vertical Measures and Erin Pritchard recently released this infographic that does a nice job of visually outlining some of the differences between a handful of the most popular crowdfunding sites on the net. I think this also does a nice job of highlighting the flexibility… Read More

Scientists Use Crowdfunding to Pay for Fracking Research

You’ve heard of Kickstarter, the website that allows everyone from budding filmmakers to student dancers, to nail polish designers, search for individual funders over the internet. Now, there are crowdfunding websites popping up that focus on scientific research. Two Juniata College professors are turning to one… Read More

Crowdfunding and Its Growing Role in Academic Research

Crowdfunding has helped fund startups and innovation since its inception, but academic research is starting to benefit. The funding of anything from Project Hexpod that funds the building of Stompy, an 18-foot rideable walking robot, to saving abandoned or abused animals across the globe or getting creative… Read More

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