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Anyone can create an experiment in response to a grant. Projects must be submitted before the launch deadline to be eligible. Winners will be chosen when all of the eligible campaigns end.
Each project will be approved by a panel of science and topic experts, and all review comments are transparent and open to the public.
Three’s a party, but three hundred is a crowd. By backing a project, you’ll receive updates, results, and data from project creators. This is science by the people, for the people.
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|Cartography and Mapping||13 projects||January 2017|
|Trash, Sustainability, and the Environment||8 projects||January 2017|
|Mental Health||15 projects||January 2017|
|Poverty and Development||7 projects||January 2017|
|Political Science||6 projects||January 2017|
|Public Health||18 projects||January 2017|
|Evolution||8 projects||January 2017|
|Cities & Transportation||13 projects||December 2016|
|Benthic Ecology||6 projects||December 2016|
|Exercise Research||7 projects||November 2016|
|Adolescence||13 projects||November 2016|
|Bees||13 projects||November 2016|
|Groundwater and Caves||12 projects||November 2016|
|Zoos||13 projects||November 2016|
|Ornithology||27 projects||October 2016|
|Freshwater Science||10 projects||October 2016|
|Archaeology||11 projects||October 2016|
|Fungi||8 projects||October 2016|
|Arachnids||9 projects||October 2016|
|Botany||9 projects||September 2016|
|Herpetology||11 projects||September 2016|
|Wildlife Diseases||12 projects||September 2016|
|Coral Reefs||13 projects||August 2016|
|Weather and Atmospheric Science||6 projects||August 2016|
|iGEM Synthetic Biology||14 projects||July 2016|
|Seabirds||16 projects||July 2016|
|Sharks, Skates, and Rays||16 projects||June 2016|
|Sleep||10 projects||May 2016|
|Cats||21 projects||May 2016|
|Paleontology Challenge||12 projects||April 2016|
|Fish Challenge||11 projects||April 2016|
|Animal Superpower Challenge||20 projects||March 2016|
|Zika Virus||13 projects||March 2016|
|Insects Challenge||15 projects||March 2016|
|Liberal Arts College||18 projects||March 2016|
|Marine Mammals||14 projects||February 2016|