04 October 2011

Going small without going home

Over at the SciFund Challenge blog, I have a guest post about how the current grant proposal system strongly pressures scientists to ask for lots of money, even if the project doesn’t need it.

Big science is a wonderful thing. But we need new ways to fund small science. There are many projects where a few bucks here and there will grease a lot of wheels. We shouldn’t have to have the same level of difficulty in getting, and spending, small pots of money as the big pools of money.

I will be promoting Marmorkrebs research as part of this crowdfuning challenge in November. It will be fun!

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