The limits of crowdfunding

The University of Melbourne is looking for research projects to pilot in a crowdfunding campaign. Proposals will go to a cross-campus committee, to ensure all of university ownership, which is wise but not all of the answer. Deakin U used to run research fundraising via Pozible which regularly met targets. The problem was the campaigns were organised by academics working in their own time, which in the end they ran out of. Which raises a question, will people crowdfund research if a share of their money goes to pay administrators?


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