Crowdfunding your own research: TDR Global/SESH - Innovation challenge

23 May, 2019

Dear All,

TDR Global recently posted about an interesting initiative to do with seeking crowdfunding for your own research.

Here's an extract from the web page, which I am sharing with their permission (I bolded some of the text [*see note below]):

"Do you have an infectious diseases research idea for a resource-constrained setting that jumps off the page?

Are you interested in engaging the public and soliciting public support for your research through crowdfunding?

TDR Global is partnering with SESH to build capacity for crowdfunding among a group of low- and middle-income country* researchers focused on infectious diseases. Crowdfunding for infectious diseases research is both a science and an art – one must have both a compelling research question and also a clear way to effectively communicate this with the public. For example, Stephanie Bowers used crowdfunding to successfully raise a quarter of a million dollars for global health projects, reaching over 7,000 children. *Our team will identify selected individuals and build their capacity to use crowdfunding related to infectious diseases in low- and middle-income countries(LMICs)*."

Full details here:

http://www.seshglobal.org/Crowdfunding

Please feel free to spread the word to interested colleagues.

Best wishes

Julie

Are you interested in engaging the public and soliciting public support for your research through crowdfunding?

TDR Global is partnering with SESH to build capacity for crowdfunding among a group of low- and middle-income country* researchers focused on infectious diseases. Crowdfunding for infectious diseases research is both a science and an art – one must have both a compelling research question and also a clear way to effectively communicate this with the public. For example, Stephanie Bowers used crowdfunding to successfully raise a quarter of a million dollars for global health projects, reaching over 7,000 children. Our team will identify selected individuals and build their capacity to use crowdfunding related to infectious diseases in low- and middle-income countries(LMICs).

Best wishes

Julie

(Julie) Naima Reza PhD

Independent Science Communications Consultant, Project Manager & Science/Medical Writer and Editor

naimareza@hotmail.com

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