Pursue a scientific research question for the crowd with a prize for the project with the most backers.
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Anyone can create a project in response to a challenge. 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 reviewed and approved by a panel of science and topic experts. All review comments are transparent and open to the public.
Three is a party, but three hundred is a crowd. By backing a project, backers will receive lab note updates and scientific results from project researchers. This is science by the people, for the people.
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A remarkable amount of science happens in zoos and aquariums -- much of it right in front of peoples' eyes. Zoo and aquarium practice itself is science-based, and the zoo world is one where research findings are converted to practice surprisingly fast.
Invasive arthropods are a global challenge that impose a massive economic burden for agriculture, conservation, and health. With rising tourism, international trade, and climate change, it is more important than ever to invest in innovative research that tackles detection, response, management, and prevention of these invaders.
Paleontology doesn't just fuel the imagination of kids. It's one of the most recognizable and identifiable disciplines for people of all ages. Whether you study ancient plants, animals, or microbes, paleontology gives us a glimpse into where we came from -- and where we might be going.
In 2010, the founders of Experiment participated in iGEM and their experience inspired the creation of this crowdfunding platform. We are providing free 1-on-1 coaching for all iGEM teams on campaign strategy, proposal review, and video support.
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These challenge grants have ended and the grant prizes awarded.
|2018 iGEM Research Challenge||5 projects||October 2018|
|Wildlife Disease Association Challenge Grant||17 projects||August 2018|
|Horse Nation Equine Research Challenge||8 projects||May 2018|
|Cartography and Mapping||13 projects||January 2017|
|Poverty and Development||7 projects||January 2017|
|Mental Health||15 projects||January 2017|
|Trash, Sustainability, and the Environment||8 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|