Principal Investigators Association

“Crowdfunding” is a new web-based platform that will likely change the entire game in the scientific research funding world. Tough competition for precious NIH, NSF and other government-agency grants have many promising investigators frustrated with the current state of scientific-research funding. But crowdfunding, which is based on a model involving private individuals pledging money toward funding a proposed project, could provide an unique option for funding your work.

Crowdfunding overcomes all the onerous obstacles of traditional funding methods, allowing researchers and aspiring investigators of all educational and professional levels to pitch an idea and raise money for their projects via the innovative crowdsourcing platform, according to Matt Salzberg, founder of PetriDish, a new crowdfunding web platform specifically for scientific research.

Read this White Paper to learn: 

  • Scenarios for Which Crowdfunding is Best Suited
  • Consider the Inevitable Caveats
  • What Your Project Page Would Look Like
  • What Entices Donors
  • A Look into the Future
  • And Much More!

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