Microfinancing to solve academic poverty?

“With budget cuts starting to bite and a fresh wave of bad news expected in the Comprehensive Spending Review in October 2010, UK scientists are looking for new ways to finance their research. One funding method gaining momentum in the US is ‘microfinancing’, where many members of the public donate small sums of money, usually online, to research projects they feel are worthwhile …” (more)

[Royal Society of Chemistry, 9 August]

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