FundaGeek Launches Portal for Scientific Research
News Jun 07, 2012
FundaGeek has announced the launch of a new portal site expressly for scientific researchers - www.fundageek.com/research. FundaGeek developed this portal site to help researchers and educators find funding for their projects.
The portal site refines and focuses the FundaGeek message of technical innovation specifically to address the needs of scientists working at universities and other research institutions.
Undergrad researchers are welcome. Any area of scientific-oriented research is appropriate for FundaGeek: physical and life sciences, engineering, social sciences, health sciences, and education.
FundaGeek is unique in the crowdfunding ecosystem in that research projects do not follow the “all or nothing” funding model; the project need not meet the goal amount at the end of the campaign period, and receives all pledges that have been made.
The FundaGeek research portal offers information tailored to the scientific research community - special FAQs, tips for the researcher to get the most out of crowdfunding, a blog for researchers, and complete project submission guidelines.
In addition, the portal features two research projects selected from our catalog for their compelling nature and success with the crowdfunding model.
Says Daniel D. Gutierrez, FundaGeek’s Co-Founder and CEO, “Our new research portal is part of our on-going work to help important research projects continue uninterrupted through this difficult period of budget cuts and canceled project funding.”
Scientific research is an integral area of importance for FundaGeek. Traditional sources of funding for science, such as government grants, have become hyper-competitive and time-consuming.
Crowdfunding does not replace the grant process, but supplements this important source of funding. Crowdfunding can bridge holes in funding to ensure that research projects keep moving forward.
New classes of projects such as outreach, typically on the back-burner, can be embraced with the crowdfunding model.
FundaGeek launched in November 2011 as a new crowdfunding platform expressly for technology, scientific research, inventions and education.
Unlike many competing crowdfunding sites that focus primarily on film, music and art, FundaGeek is all about innovation in the use of technology.
A Word from FundaGeek’s CEO “We are very excited about the launch of our new research portal as one of our early goals for our crowdfunding platform consistently has been to help science and basic research. We are very committed to the global science community” says Daniel D. Gutierrez, FundaGeek’s CEO."