Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington are turning to crowdfunding in hopes of supplementing their research grants for ongoing and future projects. Faculty are utilizing Microryza, a crowdfunding websitedesigned to raise funds for academic and health research projects.
Essentially a Kickstarter for scientists, Microryza allows researchers to raise money without relying on grants — which can take valuable time to receive. Kinesiologist Dr. Priscila Caçola is one of UTA’s first faculty members to test the crowdfunding waters. […]