How Researchfunderni.com Works

What is our funding platform?

Our students and staff are doing novel and innovative things all the time! We are showcasing some of their exciting research projects that you may want to help them fund and propel their research forward. The projects are created by some of the talented scientists, clinicians and research students, along with some of the medical research charities involved in medical research in Northern Ireland. Project Backers or Sponsors help fund these projects. To help this process along, the creators offer some rewards for pledges. Funds only change hands when a project achieves its minimum needed.

Who can create projects?

The projects are proposed by the creators, these are research scientists, clinicians or research students involved in cancer research in Belfast. Some of the projects are proposed in collaboration and partnership with charities who already fund some research in Northern Ireland.

How much can Creators raise?

Creators can raise funds for projects of any size they wish – whether that's £100 or £100,000!

All-or-nothing funding?

Every project must achieve its minimum needed by its funding deadline or no funds change hands. Why? Because if a Creator promises to complete a project that, for example, needs at least £2,000 it would be tough for them to do it if they only raise half their minimum.

But for some projects, one of the project can be completed with, again say, £2000, and once that is reached, further stages of the project could be done if the target is £5000 – this way the more this type of project is backed the more the research can be done.

Part of the appeal of researchfunderni.com is that Backers or Sponsors get to engage with projects and see where their money is going. This keeps everyone happy!

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid is a tax relief available to UK registered charities! To qualify, pledges must come from a UK taxpayer. The amount of Gift Aid that can be reclaimed on a pledge depends on the value of the reward being provided.

How can I contact the platform administrators?

Please contact us using our contact form.

Account Settings

Can I change my profile name?

Make sure you're logged in, go to 'account', and click on the 'edit profile' button.

I forgot my password. How can I log in?

D'oh! You can reset your password by clicking the 'reset your password' link on the login page. You will be sent an mail which contains a link to gain access to your account.

How do I close my account?

Contact us using our contact form! We'll miss you!

Can I change my email notification settings?

Make sure you're logged in, go to 'My Account', and click on the 'Settings' button. You can change your notification settings in the ‘notifications’ tab.

You will only receive emails about projects which you are following. To stop receiving these, go to the project page and click 'Follow' - when the pink heart is absent you won't receive email updates. If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter, click on 'Unsubscribe' at the bottom of any newsletter.