1. What is Shodhgrants?

Shodhgrants is a free fundraising platform for individuals, teachers students and organizations to raise money for their needs and causes. Most people use crowdfunding to raise money for themselves, for friends and family, for their innovative projects and for causes of national and/or social importance. 

2. Does anyone review the projects?

One of our staff members reviews each submitted project. Projects that pass the content review and pass our video interview are approved to launch publicly. See our start page for more information.

3. What are the evaluation criteria for projects?

Experiment supports hypothesis-driven and exploratory scientific research projects. Projects are reviewed for clarity, scientific accuracy, and feasibility. Read our researcher guide to learn more about our evaluation criteria.


4. How often are projects reviewed?

Projects are reviewed twice per week. Expect comments from our review team within one week of submission.

5. Who funds projects on Shodhgrants?

Everyone! That’s the beauty of the Internet, it allows anyone with a credit or debit card to bring real science to life.

6. What is the reward for funding science?

Shodhgrants researchers share the outcomes of their research directly with their backers. Usually this comes in the form of peer-reviewed journal publications, conference proceedings, academic posters, graduate theses, open data sets, and more.

7. What is the cost of starting a project?

It is free to start a project. If a project is funded, Shodhgrants charges a 10% platform fee plus GST  (roughly 18% on platform fees part only).  See our payouts guide for more information.

8. Is any institutional overhead included?

Shodhgrants’ policy is that funds transferred to researchers are not subject to institution overhead. Read our payouts guide for more information about working with your university.

9. Is Shodhgrants a non-profit or for-profit organization?

Shodhgrants is a division of Mintbotics Edutech Private Limited. It is a mission-driven for-profit company. Though really, we’re a happy melting pot of science, social entrepreneurship, and technology startup.

10. What are some examples of successful Experiment campaigns?