Freshwater research takes a closer look at inland aquatic ecosystems such as rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and wetlands, and includes the management, health, and conservation of organisms that live in these environments.
Oct 10, 2016
From the chemistry and geological processes at work, to the biology and ecology of the plants, animals, or bacteria that use the water systems, freshwater science is at the intersection of many different disciplines and has a huge impact on the general public.
We will be launching a new grant challenge to feature projects working on freshwater ecosystems. These campaigns will launch their fundraising efforts in late October. The projects with the most backers will receive extra funding towards their campaigns. If you are working in freshwater science, please submit a project idea below by October 10th to join the challenge!
Once you submit, our team will review your proposal and get back in touch to help you prepare for publishing your project page in the weeks leading up to launch day.
Some past examples of successfully funded projects in freshwater research:
Challenge grants are prizes to supplement existing crowdfunding campaigns. We will accept proposals for campaigns related to freshwater science, and all the campaigns will launch together on October 25th, 2016. Partway through the campaigns, the project with the highest number of backers will receive an additional $500. There are two runners-up prizes of $200 each.