It’s getting harder and harder to obtain pure science research grants.
So, many scientists are turning to crowdfunding for certain projects.
A study has found that junior scientists are more adept at raising crowdfunding monies than older ones due to: more social media skills, less of a need for a published research record, and donors may not have a financial motive for giving (ie, they’re more interested in helping to find a cure).
While it’s not a gold rush, of the projects reviewed “48% were successful, raising an average of $12,617. The median was $3,103.”
And women were successful more often than men.