Rutgers joins other leading institutions, such as Syracuse University, UC San Diego and the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, Calif., that have partnered with Benefunder to give philanthropists direct access to today’s top research, while pushing innovation forward .
“As the funding for academic research in the United States continues to stagnate, more and more researchers are leaving academia or even the country to pursue greener pastures in environments where funding is more prevalent,” said Christian Braemer, cofounder and CEO of Benefunder. “By partnering with top universities such as Rutgers, Benefunder hopes to help boost American innovation and competitiveness while allowing donors to fund causes that matter to them.”
Benefunder currently has more than 500 researchers on its platform from leading universities across the nation.
About Benefunder: Benefunder is a unique hybrid organization — part foundation and part tech startup — that has created a new funding channel for research and innovation while providing philanthropists with a smarter and more meaningful way to give. Through its Charitable Innovation Fund, Benefunder connects donors and the nation’s top researchers across all fields of study, including healthcare and life sciences, advanced technologies, the environment, and the arts and humanities. More information at www.benefunder.org. Watch the Benefunder video here.
About Rutgers: Established in 1766, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is America’s eighth oldest institution of higher learning. The Rutgers system educates more than 65,000 students and serves the people of New Jersey at universities, research centers and clinical practices throughout the state. The flagship, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, is one of the nation’s premier public research universities and is the only public institution in New Jersey represented in the prestigious Association of American Universities. Rutgers also is a member of the Big Ten Conference and its academic counterpart, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation – a consortium of 15 world-class research universities. Rutgers ranks #1 among U.S. universities for chemistry R&D funding. More information at www.rutgers.edu.
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