The SciFund Challenge closed at midnight last night, and participating in it was probably one of the best things I could have done for my research. The challenge ended with 15 successfully funded projects and totalled about $47,000 dollars donated to scientific research. THAT’S AMAZING. It’s awesome to see how many people really do care about science and are willing to help keep it going when government funding is so low.
My project was the 13th project to become fully funded and apparently one of the highest funding goal to get funded in SciFund history! $6,120 was raised and had 101 people back my project and I owe all my gratitude to you guys! It’s been a wild ride and I can’t wait to start the project that you all helped fund. It’s been a wonderful experience, I’ve expanded my reach to people all across the internet and have met some really cool people along the road.
If you haven’t checked out my project, it’s to late to donate, but you can still learn a little bit about giant sea bass and what I’m doing here: experiment.com/savethegiants
I plan on continuingly posting here, twitter and at experiment.com about the project and how it has come along so be ready, it’s not over yet
Thank you to these blogs, they helped me get my feet off the floor and I am so grateful: sciencesoup, lifeunderthewaves, thatscienceguy, staceythinx, missmarinebio, griseus, shychemist, mad-as-a-marine-biologist and most of all trynottodrown
Everyone at experiment: oscar, scander, cindy, denny
Twitter: alongsidewild, deepseanews, whysharksmatter, drcraigmc and the hundreds of others who helped me out
Thank you again, to everyone who helped promote and support my research.