Daniel Porter
Feb 15, 2013

Crowdfunding scientific research

NPR talks with scientists who have turned to crowdsourcing to fund their projects. Not only does this provide an excellent new source of funding for researchers (if modest in some cases), I think this sort of direct relationship could do some great things for public awareness and engagement.

Scientists Look To The Internet To Raise Research Funds : NPR
Scientists are learning what artists have already figured out: there's money out there. Specifically, there's money among the users of the Internet, and they are willing to donate it for what they consider to be good causes.