Research and development is an integral part of progress in any field – be it technology, medicine, science, astronomy, education, arts, or any other space. A huge gap in education systems today is that while a subject is being taught to students, there is no emphasis on encouraging them to do their own research. Perhaps the cause of it could be that conducting, or even teach people the right research technique can be a financial challenge.
Not every institution may have the budget to conduct elaborate researches. This is where we at Impact Guru would like to step in and provide a platform for a fundraising India that allows independent researchers to carry out their studies in a way that doesn’t drastically affect their finances.
Just last year a bunch of post-graduate medical students was unhappy with the lack of knowledge on how scientific research must be conducted. Due to that, the students were unable to do justice to their medical thesis. They decided that the students of the younger batches shouldn’t suffer the way they did and hence set out to conduct workshops that taught medical students the correct scientific techniques and research methods for a given subject.
Of course, to conduct the workshop they needed some income, but self-funding was not an option for them. So they decided to set up a campaign on Impact Guru’s website, and raise money that would enable them to cover the workshop expenses. They ran a rewards-based campaign (meaning they had incentives for donors who made contributions in a certain range), which give them an edge in drawing donors in. Their fundraising target was to raise Rs 2,00,000, and they outdid themselves by raising Rs 3,23,380 in just 36 days!
In doing so, the medical students were able to add value to the education of so many students. This is why we believe in the power of a fundraising idea to move forward in every sphere, with a little financial push. So below we’ve noted down a few reasons why students and independent researchers must opt for a crowdfunding model for their next thesis.
- Through your crowdfunding campaign, you will be able to access like-minded people and even experts in that field who may lend support, and with whom you could even collaborate. Aside from raising funds for your research, this would be an added benefit.
- Research for a university thesis can be funded through online fundraising, and if it has great potential, it could be converted into something much bigger, even beyond the scope of the university project.
- Certain forms of research that require experiential learning, or a more practical approach would imply higher costs – this may include something like travel-based research.
- Medical & healthcare research is and always has been an extremely important subject. At Impact Guru, we’ve had so many people raise funds for medical treatments, and hence is an area that we believe has the potential to save so many lives.
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If you are someone who is driven with a passion for a certain subject, we encourage you to further your efforts by raising funds that will aid you in your research. Students, independent researchers, and even research groups are welcome to use the platform we’ve created for a fundraising India and their endeavors. Start a free fundraiser with Impact Guru today!