Insects Challenge


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Support entomology research around the world and the project you support could receive a $2,000 grant.

The Projects

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Patterns of bee diversity in the Madrean Sky Islands: elevational habitat gradients, isolation, and gene flow

The Sky Islands region, on both sides of the US/Mexico border, is among the world’s greatest showcases of...

Understanding the interplay between group energetics and individual behaviors in ant colonies

Ant colonies use less energy as a group compared to the sum of individual energy use. We hypothesize that...

Natural pest control in strawberries: can natural vegetation reduce pesticide reliance?

Chemical insecticides used in agriculture impose negative impacts on ecosystems and public health. My research...

What's best for bees? Radio tracking bumblebee foraging to determine the best bee environments

Bees are essential insects that help to provide us with hundreds of types of fruits, vegetables, and other...

Discovering the ants of Singapore

The vast majority of invertebrates remain undiscovered and understudied. This is especially true for Singapore...

How Insects and Bacteria Can Solve Murder Mysteries

We study how communities of insects and bacteria inhabiting human cadavers change through time. This pattern...

E pluribus unum: how honey bee bacteria coordinate behaviors

The honey bee is a charismatic species that plays a critical role in the pollination of agriculturally important...

What comes in must go out: honey bee hive economics and food allocation

The aim of this study is to connect foraging activity of honey bees (Apis mellifera) to incoming food supply...

Non-target effect of insecticide seed treatment on milkweeds and monarch butterflies

Monarch butterflies have experienced a long-term population decline. One untested hypothesis to explain...

Probiotics for plants? Fighting insects by boosting corn immune systems

Beneficial soil microorganisms can boost the plant immune system. We want to know if farming practices that...

More About This Challenge

The sciency details

Challenge Amount:
Submission Deadline:
Mar 01, 2016
Campaign Launch:
Mar 08, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

How do challenge grants work?

When will the grant be awarded?

On April 7th at 5PM PT, the prizes will be awarded according to the posted schedule.

Can I still submit a project?

We are no longer accepting projects for this grant, however we will be launching many more challenge grant opportunities. Sign up for our mailing list for up-to-date community news.

Please Note:

If we see suspicious acitivity of researchers or backers potentially cheating during the challenge, the project will be completely disqualified from winning the grant.

Challenge Aims

Support entomology research around the world and the project you support could receive a $2,000 grant.

Project Eligilibity

This grant is for projects that launch campaigns by Mar 01, 2016. The project that ends with the most backers will receive an additional $2,000 grant. Eligible projects must be approved before the launch deadline.

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