NSF Launches GROW to Accelerate International Research Collaborations

Today NSF Director Subra Suresh announced Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW), a new and coordinated effort that will expand and enhance international collaborative research opportunities for NSF Graduate Research Fellows, with initial agreements with science agencies in eight countries.

December 6, 2012 ·



Science Philanthropy for the 99 Percent

Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter have proven successful for artists, musicians, and technology startups, but, asks Bitesize Bio, can the same model work for science?

October 26, 2012 ·



Saving Diamondback Terrapins – An Interview with Russell Burke, Part 2

An interview with "Saving Diamondback Terrapins" project manager Russell Burke on his life's work, and his experience with crowdfunding.

October 18, 2012 ·



Thank You’s: Saving Diamondback Terrapins with New Technology

Last week we posted our featured project, Saving Diamondback Terrapins with New Technology and this week we would like to thank all the of the organizations that have contributed so far. Currently we are 22% towards our goal of $10,344.

August 17, 2012 ·



iAMScientist Looks to Crowdfunding to Support Scientific Research. Here’s Why You Should Care

Ask any scientist in the university system what they spend most of their time doing, and the answer may surprise and disappoint you. Generally speaking, it’s not science. It’s not even grading papers or overseeing students to nurture a new generation of researchers and innovators. Filling out grant paperwork is the single activity that dominates the days of all too many researchers and academics.

August 14, 2012 ·


CrowdFunding Science

Crowdfunding Platform iAMscientist Launches Thought Leadership Portal to Foster Community Building for Science, Technology, and Medicine Disciplines; Announces New Projects

iAMscientist today officially launched KnowledgeXchange

August 14, 2012 ·



iAMscientist Lets You Fund Scientific Research

Crowdfunding is entering its golden age, with new startups popping up at a frequency that rivals daily deals sites in their heyday. iAMscientist is one of the few to bring the Kickstarter model to the deepest and darkest depths of science and academia.

August 14, 2012 ·



Featured Project: Saving Diamondback Terrapins with New Technology

Diamondback terrapins are magnificent and unusual turtles in many ways—they live in salt water but are not sea turtles, they are restricted to the Atlantic coasts of the United States, and they play key roles in their ecosystems. From the 18th through the 20th centuries they were hunted and eaten in huge numbers, sometimes as the unpopular food of the poor and other times as haut cuisine.

August 2, 2012 ·


Russell Burke

Moving Academic Research Out of the Ivory Tower & Into the Crowd

Thanks to popular sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, crowdfunding is now commonplace. They’re the platforms musicians turn to, to release their first CD, or where local alumni pray to break their initial $18,000 fundraising goal in just 25 hours. Although started for today’s creatives, however, crowdfunding’s begun to to take a turn for the educational. Because if you can crowdfund art, why not crowdfund academic research?

August 1, 2012 ·



A Nation of Tinkerers: Crowd-Funding Turns Amateurs Into Inventors

I have a lovely artifact of dead media in my house: a radio jukebox from 1946, invented by a friend’s grandfather in his spare time. Radios were expensive, and this handsome metal receiver could be placed in a booth of a diner so that, for a dime, patrons could enjoy a few minutes of AM entertainment. My friend’s grandfather paid to have them built, but—as this story so often goes—by the time they reached the mass market, advances in electronics had rendered them passé.

July 24, 2012 ·


A Nation of Tinkerers