You can indeed fund a dinosaur fossil excavation, a historical study of medieval monasteries, or an experiment on the International Space Station. If it helps unlock new knowledge, then the platform Experiment can fund it. And every dollar you contribute towards science helps push the boundaries of knowledge. Following their Public Funding Model, backers fund directly to the scientists, so there is no middleman or overhead involved (compared 50-60% when receiving a grant at a university).
Experiment is an all-or-nothing funding platform. This means the project must reach the funding target, or no one’s pledges are charged. Anyone can start a new experiment, as long as the results can be shared openly. All projects are rigorously reviewed, provided feedback, and scientifically approved by the Experiment team.
Scientists share progress, data, and results directly with backers, many widely available as open access and citable. As a backer, you’ll be able to see how much of a scientific impact you’ve made.
Scientist, this is how you obtain your seed funding