Recruit More Participants for Your Project

SciStarter is proud to be a leading and consistent source of information about citizen science projects, people, platforms, tools, and trends!  Did you know that in addition to the promotional and program services we provide at no cost, SciStarter helps individuals and organizations reach new audiences and broaden the impact of research through customized, premium services?

Advertise on SciStarter:

  • 200 x 200 ad on targeted project pages: $500/month or $1200/3 months. ~150,000 impressions/month.
  • 728 x 90 banner ad on homepage and run of site: $1000/month or a guaranteed 300,000 impressions.

Consider SciStarter as you develop your grant proposals! We identify and recruit targeted participants for citizen science projects. Whether you are seeking a few dozen, highly targeted participants, or several thousand, we provide a menu of services to help you launch or manage a successful initiative and we will deliver an engaged community.

Here are some premium services you can expect from SciStarter:

  • Participant recruitment and management
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Targeted ads on SciStarter and other relevant sites
  • Events
  • Distribution of kits, sensors, project materials
  • Collection of samples, data, information
  • Ongoing communications with your community
  • Corporate Volunteer Programs

The University of California, Davis, for example, recently contracted our services to recruit 2,000 participants to collect and submit 4,000 microbe samples for Project MERCCURI.

We loved receiving this email from Dr. Carlyn S. Buckler at the Paleontological Research Institution and its Museum of the Earth:

“Because of SciStarter, libraries are participating in the Mastodon Matrix Project in droves!”

And, of course, we're grateful to our partners and collaborators including Discover Magazine, Astronomy Magazine, the National Science Teachers Association, Public Library of Science, PBS SciGirls, and the Girl Scouts: 


“Girl Scouts is thrilled to collaborate with SciStarter on new citizen science programming, which will allow girls around the country to substantively contribute to and impact research that professional scientists are conducting,” said GSUSA CEO Sylvia Acevedo. “Connecting Girl Scouts with SciStarter’s enriching platform further enhances our engaging and comprehensive STEM programming.  Girls who participate in the ‘Think Like a Citizen Scientist’ series will be fully immersed in the scientific process—some for the first timeā€•as well as gain a broadened understanding that science is for everyone.”

To learn how we can help you, email

SciStarter’s mission is 1) to help lay people find interesting science-related activities to take part in, and 2) to help the coordinators of such projects promote them and find potential participants. We perform this free “match-making” function by inviting organizers to submit descriptions of their projects to our Project Finder tool. We promote these projects on our site and through our partners .

If you have a project you’d like to add to SciStarter, go right ahead. It’s simple and free. Just click on “Add a Project”.

Contact , tell us about your goals, and we will develop a tailored "premium services" package for your project.