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Arizona Graduate Researchers Use Social Media to Raise Funding

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Wed, Sep 04, 2013

Two researchers at the University of Arizona have an innovative idea for how to raise research funding at a time when federal research dollars are shrinking: the two graduate students in Anna Dornhaus’ social-insect lab have turned to crowd-funding and social media. The method of raising money for research is so new that administrators at the University of Arizona aren’t prepared to deal with it. Faculty and staff will have to wait to follow the graduate students’ lead until the university can figure out a way to defray the “indirect costs” of supervising research.

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Tags: 2013, University of Arizona, crowd-funding, UAZ

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