Funding opportunity to support female museum researchers

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April 8, 2015 by mfafard

ICOM NATHIST

A new source of research funding is available to female researchers in the natural sciences.

Instrumentl LogoIntroducing Instrumentl. It combines crowdfunding with a comprehensive (and growing!) grant board to fund projects led by female researchers. The mission of the Instrumentl community is to “invest in female researchers solving the world’s greatest challenges”.Much similar to Kickstarter, our crowdfunding platform allows female researchers to harness the power of their community to raise funds for their projects. For instance, see how we’ve connected wildlife biologist, Courtney Marneweck, with the funding she needed to move forward in her PhD research.

Since its inception only a few months ago, Instrumentl has already raised over $10K for women researchers, and we hope to do much more in the coming year. In particular, I’d love to get more museum scientists on board, and am hoping you can help me spread the word through the NATHIST network…

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