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Petridish

Main Project Information
Goal
Task
Where Online only
Description

Petridish allows citizens to support science by directly funding independent and small -scale research projects. While this is a somewhat non-traditional citizen science project, funding is an important part of science, and Petridish allows science lovers everywhere to truly make a difference and support innovative science.

Similar to other crowd funding style websites, Petridish lets you browse projects and donate online to the research projects of your choice. Each project has a variety of donation levels with enticing rewards for each level. Typical rewards included souvenirs from the field, acknowledgement in journal articles, chances to join researchers in the field, dinner with a famous researcher, and even naming rights to new species!

You can explore projects by both research subject and reward type. After you donate, share your involvement and information about the project through Facebook and Twitter and help projects gain momentum and reach their goals.

How to Join

To get started and find a research project to contribute to, head to http://www.petridish.org/.

Interested in submitting your research project to Petridish.org?

Go to http://www.petridish.org/users/new and apply!

Website http://www.petridish.org/
Social Media
Participation Fee $0
Expenses $0
Required Gear

A computer with an internet connection.

Ideal Age Group Adults
Type of Activity Exclusively online
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags Funding, money, project, research, rewards
Project Updated 08/07/2016