Crowdfunding & Research

Image by Steven Hughes, for the Globe and Mail

Image by Steven Hughes, for the Globe and Mail

The process of crowdfunding to support these kinds of ancillary projects was recently profiled in the Globe & Mail Newspaper.

“Shawn Graham is used to pleading the case for his work. A professor in the history department at Carleton University, he spends ample time competing for research grants, filling out forms and relying on rhetorical skills he honed as a grad student.

But for his latest project – setting up research fellowships in digital research for his students – he is bypassing the usual expert panels that hold the purse strings and taking his pitch directly to the public via crowdfunding.”

Read more at the Globe and Mail.

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