How To Find Investors For Your Scientific Research

Today the science is highly valued. It is really an interesting sphere of work. Scientific development leads the world forward. It fosters industrial development and increases well-being of society. Many students pursue a dream of becoming scientists in certain fields of knowledge, but this path demands knowledge, patience and persistence.

What Can Stop Your Scientific Career DevelopmenT

There are several reasons that can slow the development of scientific career down:

  • Irregular development of scientific fields around the world. It often happens the topic you work in is relevant in your country only, and in other countries such research is not relevant. It makes scientist locked within national frames. It becomes harder to work
  • Financing. This is a very sensitive topic. Usually young scientists suffer from insufficient  financing and are not able to conduct the research. However, in this article we will learn possible ways to get necessary financing for scientific projects.

These two reasons are barriers to development of scientific career.

Ways To Get The Financing For Scientific Research

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Today, science is extremely important and therefore it is valuable. It is necessary both for society and private investors. Therefore, these two parties are interested in putting enough money to get  good research results.

  1. Private investors are willing to invest money into scientific research. There is only one requirement to be met. The research has to be within their business field. It is important for business players because it is a chance to diversify business and get good profits in future. Potential funds from such investors are considerable. If you failed to get such financing, but the research is extremely important for you and you hope to draw the public’s attention to it in future, when the study will be over, take a personal loan. Borrowed money will cover your expenses until investor’s cash arrives. By the way banks are issuing money to pursue scientific purposes rather willingly; however, you again have to prove that your research will be valuable for industry, business, health care, education, etc.
  2. You can apply to get grant money from big governmental institutions. European Union is one of the examples of such organizations. It created a whole program to provide financing to scientists. It is called Horizon 2020. This type of financing covers all types of costs that occur during research. You can have living allowance and expenses for conferences covered.

It is not easy to get funding, but it is possible. Just make sure your research is truly valuable and that you can actually represent it, or, in other words, “sell” it to potential investors.

Personal Qualities That Will Ensure Your Success

In order to get funding for your research, you have to be emotionally prepared to face all difficulties that may appear. You need:

  • strong  character. A scientist has to be persistent. It is very important.
  • preparedness to critique. Some people may be very sensitive to critique, especially concerning their projects. But scientists have to be open to critical discussion of their work. If the scientific project needs changes, these changes should be implemented

Remember, it can be hard, but it is possible to find the way to develop your scientific career.

The Biggest International Conferences for Biologists

Why Scientific Conferences are Important?

A lot of people who are not involved in scientific wonder who needs scientific conferences and how they can be useful for people of science and science itself. A rule of thumb states that holding scientific conferences proves to be more useful than performing the usual scientific activity. Of course, conferences cannot completely replace independent scientific research, but they can complement this activity. Such meetings allow sharing experience, discussing scientific topics thus contributing to the general development of the field. The communication is held in an informal atmosphere, which undoubtedly affects the quality of the scientific process.

Benefits of Scientific Conferences

Scientific conferences allow some people to get acquainted with the actual problems of science without specific participation in scientific processes. In the event that there are any ideas, it will be useful to discuss thoughts with those who have knowledge and are interested in the topic. Thus, conferences help not only familiarize with discoveries of other people. In addition, every participant of the conference learns to speak before the public and develops both personal and professional qualities that will be useful in the future.

On the top of that, some employers appreciate the presence of such experience as participation in conferences because they consider this knowledge useful and necessary for the formation of professionalism. Participation in scientific conferences promotes familiarity with interesting people who can be useful for a future career of a scientist.

Functions of scientific conferences

As a general rule, scientists visit conferences to:

  • look around and see who is on the market, what they do, what is remarkable about the company’s activities, what vacancies there are;
  • get knowledge ad learn more about the topic that interests you;
  • make acquaintances;
  • salute in front of friends;
  • introduce your project;
  • tell about the experience, research, observation.

As we see, conferences can be very diverse. The largest ones are usually multifunctional, uniting the roles, restoring contacts, and establishing, lending, and “catching” trends. Some scientific meetings are needed purely for charging inspiration for a year ahead and teaching the “youngsters.”

The main thing is what we should focus on is that a scientific conference requires in-depth preparation. Speakers usually understand why they go there. If you bought a ticket for the conference, be sure to determine how you plan to benefit from these investments. Often being coffee breaks or communication at exhibition stands is more useful than the whole event program.

The Biggest Scientific Conferences for Biologists

Scientific conferences on Biology is regularly held throughout the year. Below, we are listing the biggest international scientific meetings:

  1.      Franco-Australian Astrobiology and Exoplanet School and Workshop;
  2.      Gordon Research Seminar — Sensory Transduction in Microorganisms;
  3.      2nd International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computing Technologies;
  4.      5th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioscience;
  5.      Gordon Research Conference — Metals in Biology

Make sure to register for a conference right now!

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