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Crowdfunding for Science & Research


Center for Entrepreneurship

Host of Ideas


Upstart Umich, Ross Alumnus to Pilot New Crowdfunding Platform at U-M

2013: WellSpringboard wins PCORI Prize

Crowd funding for medical research? U-M team wins national prize for innovative approach

PCORI Names Winners of Patient-Researcher “Matching” Challenge

2013: Focused on Fitness

2013: From the Daily: Keep Ann Arbor weird

2013: C2C - Vincent Smith teaches Painting (pilot)

(NOTE: Project partner has UM affiliation.

2013: Gerald Davis: Detroit Free Press

2013: Nick Tobier: The Huffington Post

Campaign (Indiegogo)

2013: UMHS partners with local philanthropists to crowdfund the search for scleroderma’s cure

Donation page

2012: Crowdfunding aims to help students follow their dreams

News Service link

2012: Jason Pang Jao: Financial renaissance

2012: Odoms sets out to revitalize Pahokee community with #EATING project

Kickstarter campaign

2012: Ross Alumnus to Pilot New Crowdfunding Platform at U-M


2011: SI Alumnus Rick Walsh to Study Crowdfunding


Crowdfunding Services

General purpose

The Biggies, Indiegogo, Kickstarter, Rockethub

Other, CrowdCube, CrowdRise, ICO Exchange, Host of Ideas, Kiva, PetriDish, TechMoola, Upstart, Upstart UMich, WeFunder

Entrepreneurial, CrowdFunder, EarlyShares, Fundable, RelayFund, SeedInvest


Cancer Research UK


HealthFundr, About



StartACure (Cancer)



Fund Science



Open Genius

Open Science Funding



Science Starter (DE)


SciTech Starter



FundAGeek, What is?





Crowdfund Insider

Listly: Crowdfunding sites and tools

Campaign Examples

Main examples

What if you could get your research subjects to pay you to let them participate?, uBiome, Indiegogo: uBiome, Links, Using Crowdfunding to Sequence the Human Microbiome, American Gut Project, Indiegogo: American Gut

Perlstein, Crowd4Discovery, Demographics, Role of Twitter, Perlstein Lab, Links, RocketHub, Network analysis of science crowdfunding, Wired: Help a scientist build a meth lab, Crowdfunding basic neuroscience

Jaffe, Microryza, Locally sourced science, "In many ways, Jaffe’s campaign is a model for any scientist considering crowdfunding their research, especially established academic researchers who have subsisted on government or foundation grants, and who haven’t spent years cultivating a fan base. In fact, Jaffe’s motivation for crowdfunding this project was difficulty in securing traditional sources of funding.", Westneat: UW chemist's coal project gets crowdfunded — in record time, Dan Jaffe says he didn’t set out intending to go all rogue with his science. “What happened is I was getting discouraged,” he says. “I was starting to wonder whether anyone would even be allowed to ask these basic questions. So I went outside the system.”, "I’m sure this won’t go over well with the powers that be. It sounds like democracy and the free market in action to me."


DIY Mass Spectrometry Kit

Space Elevator,, LiftPort

Listening for cancer

Dr. Eva Sapi Crowdfunding Lyme Research On Indiegogo

Microryza Campaign Aims To Study Complicated US Gun Culture & Effect On Public Safety

Major venues

Indigogo: Search: Science, Indiegogo: iCancer

Kickstarter: Tag: Science

Rockethub Scifund collection

In the news

Scientists Launch Crowdfunding for Coral Repairing Robots

Scientists Use Crowdfunding to Pay for Fracking Research

U.W. surgeon using crowdfunding to fund research

Best Practices


Supplemental, NOTE: Crowdfunding does NOT replace grant funds


Incremental donation levels


What successful Kickstarter campaigns have in common

Kickstarter stats you can use

Network analysis of science crowdfunding

AAAS Webinar

Crowdfunding Science: Appealing to the online community

ETechLib: Crowdfunding for Science




Collections of more info

General, Crowdfunding Daily, Pearltrees: Crowdfunding, Pearltrees: Crowdfunding articles, Pearltrees: Crowdfunding reports

Science, Crowdfunding Science, Pearltrees: Crowdfunding Science






#HCCF (Health)


Planet Money and Kickstarter: Is web-based crowdfunding the future of public media?

Crowdsourcing and Health Care Reformation

When Crowdfunding is a Matter of Life and Death

What technologies will crowdfunding create?

Ethics / Risk

CROWD CONTROL? Social nature of crowdfunding should control fraud, advocates say - See more at:

Crowdfunding and securities fraud

Forbes: Crowdfunding: Potential Legal Disaster Waiting To Happen

How the crowd detects fraud

Huffington Post: Crowdfunding's Fraud Bogeyman

This is what a Kickstarter scam looks like

Two Crowdfunding Campaigns Raise Ethical Questions

Wharton: Crowdfunding: Promise or Peril?

WATCH: Kickstarter Fraud Foiled By Kickstarted Documentary Team

Wormser Legal: Crowdfunding concerns ignore the obvious


AAAS Webinar

Slides (PDF)



Blogged, ScienceFund, ETechLib


PHD Comics, Image, PHD Comics video, via



Economist: Many a mickle makes a muckle: These days, anyone can be a scientific philanthropist

CMAJ: Crowdfunding for medical expenses

Nature: SpotOn London 2012: Crowdfunding is all the rage and scientists are joining in

Nature Biotech: Biotech crowdfunding paves way for angels

IEEE: Crowdfunding: A New Opportunity for Science and Innovation

New Scientists: Value of Small Donations

NPR: Scientist Gets Research Donations from Crowdfunding

NPR: Scientists Pass the Hat for Research Funding

O'Reilly: Crowdfunding science Micro-patronage could let researchers step around funding obstacles.

Physics Today: Scientists Experiment with Crowdfunding

Scientific American: A Cure for Science's Ills?

TIME: Crowdfunding a cure: the sick are getting strangers to pay their medical bills

Trends Ecol Evol: Raising money for scientific research through crowdfunding


Nature: Crowdfunding, another type of science outreach

NY Times: Young Scientists Embrace Crowdfunding

Scientopia: Hurdles for Crowdfunding Wackanuts to Overcome, Overhead, Chump Change, YeahBut, Can it repeat?, Deliverables, Science is a tough sell

SciFund: Is science crowdfunding really about hustling?