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Anyone can create an experiment in response to a grant. Projects must be submitted before the launch deadline to be eligible. Winners will be chosen when all of the eligible campaigns end.
Each project will be approved by a panel of science and topic experts, and all review comments are transparent and open to the public.
Three’s a party, but three hundred is a crowd. By backing a project, you’ll receive updates, results, and data from project creators. This is science by the people, for the people.
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Equines have played a huge role in human culture: our partners in travel, warfare, agriculture, sport, and therapy. We have had 6,000 years of history with horses, and only 100 with automobiles. Equine research is essential to developing our understanding of equine care, sport, and therapy.
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|Trash, Sustainability, and the Environment||8 projects||January 2017|
|Mental Health||15 projects||January 2017|
|Poverty and Development||7 projects||January 2017|
|Political Science||6 projects||January 2017|
|Public Health||18 projects||January 2017|
|Evolution||8 projects||January 2017|
|Cities & Transportation||13 projects||December 2016|
|Benthic Ecology||6 projects||December 2016|
|Exercise Research||7 projects||November 2016|
|Adolescence||13 projects||November 2016|
|Bees||13 projects||November 2016|
|Groundwater and Caves||12 projects||November 2016|
|Zoos||13 projects||November 2016|
|Ornithology||27 projects||October 2016|
|Freshwater Science||10 projects||October 2016|
|Archaeology||11 projects||October 2016|
|Fungi||8 projects||October 2016|
|Arachnids||9 projects||October 2016|
|Botany||9 projects||September 2016|
|Herpetology||11 projects||September 2016|
|Wildlife Diseases||12 projects||September 2016|
|Coral Reefs||13 projects||August 2016|
|Weather and Atmospheric Science||6 projects||August 2016|
|iGEM Synthetic Biology||14 projects||July 2016|
|Seabirds||16 projects||July 2016|
|Sharks, Skates, and Rays||16 projects||June 2016|
|Sleep||10 projects||May 2016|
|Cats||21 projects||May 2016|
|Paleontology Challenge||12 projects||April 2016|
|Fish Challenge||11 projects||April 2016|
|Animal Superpower Challenge||20 projects||March 2016|
|Zika Virus||13 projects||March 2016|
|Insects Challenge||15 projects||March 2016|
|Liberal Arts College||18 projects||March 2016|
|Marine Mammals||14 projects||February 2016|