Happy (belated) Thanksgiving! In the giving mood? SciFund and RocketHub have teamed up to raise funding for over 50 diverse science projects. This is a bit like Kiva if you are familiar with microfinancing, except that this is straight giving and not loaning. They also offer rewards for different levels of giving, similar to some other giving sites like Kickstarter.
Projects range from microbiology to conservation to ancient Roman DNA to zombie research. Some of my favorite projects (to which I have donated to) are:
- Communicating science the Beethoven way
- Mathematics of Direct Democracy
- What’s that Weed? (field guide for local urban plants)
- Mapping a Bornean soundscape
These projects have 18 days left to reach their funding goals, so give to these projects while you can!