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As Research Budgets Dwindle, Scientists and Universities Turn to the Crowd

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For young scientists, finding money to support basic research can be difficult. Federal research budgets are shrinking, and grant applications can be a time sink, removing researchers from their lab or their graduate work.

Some young scientists are now forgoing traditional funding mechanisms, and turning to the power of the crowd.

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pityless-wave asked:

Hey! I just passed on the info from the ohscience ask to a blog called ilovecephalopods. Hopefully they'll reblog it and you'll get some donations from there! I think it's awesome that you study squid. I'd love to do something similar after I finish school. Keep up the good work, and best of luck!

Awesome, thank you!!