Funds from the People

Crowdfunding, in which donors pledge small amounts of money to fund certain projects, is increasingly being adopted by scientists as is becomes harder to get grants from agencies like the US National Institutes of Health, The Economist reports. And there are a number of websites to connect people seeking funding with potential philanthropists.

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