Academic crowdfunding platform "academist"
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academistと一緒に
研究で世の中を変えていきませんか?
「研究費が欲しい」「アウトリーチ活動がしたい」
そんな研究者の皆様をサポートするべく
academistでは2つの手法を用意しています。

研究者の方へ

academistと一緒に
研究で世の中を変えていきませんか?
「研究費が欲しい」「アウトリーチ活動がしたい」
そんな研究者の皆様をサポートするべく
academistでは2つの手法を用意しています。

Which One is Right for You?

Want to raise research funds for a specific project

academist Crowdfunding

Short-term fundraising for research
Set target amount and fundraising deadline
Funds are obtained only upon reaching the target amount

Want to attract research fans through continuous outreach

academist Fanclub

Long-term support and community building
Subscription support without setting a target amount
Regular monthly funding acquisition

Mechanism

Researchers set a target amount and support recruitment period for specific purposes, and raise research funds and research activity expenses. It is an All or Nothing method where support funds are received only if the target amount is achieved.

Achievement Rewards

We receive 17% of the achieved amount as an achievement reward. Additionally, a separate settlement fee of 3% is incurred. The project listing fee is free.
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As a crowdfunding service
Reasons to Choose academist

Specialized Support Team for Academic Content

We maximize researchers' research vision and support creating empathetic content. From approaches to convey the charm of research widely to content creation and promotional strategies, we provide comprehensive consulting support for project success. We also facilitate a community of researchers and events to help each other and accelerate research.

World-Class Track Record

academist has a track record of supporting research projects in diverse fields ranging from natural sciences to humanities and social sciences. We also have extensive experience supporting research that is difficult to obtain public funding for, such as fusion areas, basic research, and research in the 0→1 phase. Our project achievement rate exceeds 87%, surpassing the high standards compared to academic crowdfunding sites worldwide. Over 20,000 supporters interested in research and researchers have supported academist projects to date.

Flexible Research Support

The support funds acquired can be used flexibly as there are no restrictions on usage. academist welcomes challenges from university and research institute researchers, graduate students, doctoral entrepreneurs, and independent researchers to realize their research visions.

Continuous Support even after Success

We continue to support research to further accelerate after project success. Through collaboration with events and research support organizations, we provide opportunities for researchers to take the next steps. academist Crowdfunding is the ideal platform for taking the first step to turn your research vision into reality. Let's change the world through research together.

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Use Cases

記憶のメカニズムを解明し、健忘症ゼロの社会を実現する!

達成率

166 %

支援者数

389

支援総額

6,656,630

人と人との交流から生まれる「ソンダー」の概念を明らかにする!

達成率

129 %

支援者数

67

支援総額

649,901

「動的エピトープ理論」でウイルスの弱点を明らかにしたい!

達成率

115 %

支援者数

238

支援総額

6,011,000

Beyond Isolation: International Wittgenstein Workshop in Tokyo

達成率

135 %

支援者数

174

支援総額

1,350,000

素材の力で未来を創る!- 大学発スタートアップ創業への挑戦

達成率

113 %

支援者数

38

支援総額

1,707,110

Eligibility and Evaluation Criteria

We welcome applications from a wide range of academic fields, boasting achievements in various fields from humanities and social sciences to engineering and medical sciences.

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Two recommendations from PhD holders affiliated with universities or research institutions
2
Demonstrated achievements in research execution in the respective field
3
Clear vision for research and a roadmap to achieving the vision
4
Mindset to promote research confidently

For undergraduate/graduate students without experience in thesis writing, permission from their supervisor is required. Please feel free to contact us if you are unsure.

We may decide not to publish a project after comprehensive internal assessment.

From Application to Project Success

STEP 1 Watch Explanation Video
STEP 1
Watch Explanation Video
First, watch a video (15 minutes) to learn about the academist Crowdfunding system, examples, and the project implementation process.
STEP 2 Individual Consultation
STEP 2
Individual Consultation
Have a 20-minute individual consultation online with our staff. We will address any uncertainties about academist and provide specific advice for project implementation.
STEP 3 Entry
STEP 3
Entry
After the individual consultation, our staff will send you an entry form.
STEP 4 Individual Interview & Project Opening Application
STEP 4
Individual Interview & Project Opening Application
Based on your entry, we will conduct a 30-minute online interview with our staff about project page structure and schedule. You will create the page based on the interview.
STEP 5 Evaluation & Feedback
STEP 5
Evaluation & Feedback
After the application, our editorial team at academist will conduct an evaluation. We will propose improvements to make the project page resonate with non-specialists.
STEP 6 Promotion Plan Development & Preparation
STEP 6
Promotion Plan Development & Preparation
We will share promotion methods and proposals through meetings with our staff. You will proceed with promotion preparation based on the meeting content.
STEP 7 Project Launch & Promotion for Achievement
STEP 7
Project Launch & Promotion for Achievement
We will conduct promotion activities towards achieving the target amount through weekly meetings and communication via Slack with our staff, ensuring appropriate communication for goal achievement.
STEP 8 Support Fund Transfer & Research Implementation/Return Provision
STEP 8
Support Fund Transfer & Research Implementation/Return Provision
If the target amount is achieved, we will transfer the support funds at the end of the following month after project completion. Through your researcher page at academist, you will conduct returns and research reports to supporters.

Frequently Asked Questions

About Creating a Project Page
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We prioritize researchers' visions at academist, so it is not necessary to disclose all specific research content.

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Ask someone who can support your research and project execution capabilities, help disseminate project information, and genuinely support you as a researcher.

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The preparation period from entry to project launch averages 1.5 months. Please contact us if you have urgent needs or specific launch date preferences.

Donation-based and Purchase-based Models
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Donation-based models allow supporters to donate to your institution, and supporters can receive tax benefits. Therefore

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Mechanism

Researchers share their research activities every month, attracting continuous support and research fans. It's an All-In system where you receive the accumulated support funds every month.

Achievement Reward

We receive 7% of the support amount as an achievement reward. Additionally, a separate 3% transaction fee is charged. There are no listing fees for projects.
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As a crowdfunding service
Reasons to Choose academist

Specialized Support Team for Academic Content

We support researchers in maximizing their research visions and creating content that resonates with others. We provide assistance in conveying the charm of research through advice on approach methods and organizing events to attract research fans.

Gateway for Young Researchers

academist Fanclub holds regular events to accelerate research and promotes communication among researchers through activities like lunch meetings. Our platform boasts high retention rates and supporter numbers, with some researchers having over 100 supporters. The average duration of support extends to 1.5 years.

Flexible Research Support

The support funds can be used without restrictions, directly benefiting research activities or living expenses. academist welcomes challenges from university and research institution researchers, graduate students, undergraduates, and independent researchers to realize their research visions.

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Use Cases

Trancking chemical reactions of single-molecules!

サポーター

72

分野不問で匿名制の研究ポスター発表大会、全国9地区で開催す!

サポーター

132

Eligibility and Evaluation Criteria

academist welcomes applications from a wide range of academic fields, from humanities and social sciences to engineering, and medical sciences, boasting achievements in various fields.

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Must have recommendations from two Ph.D. holders affiliated with universities or research institutions.
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Must demonstrate research capabilities in the respective field.
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Must outline research vision and the path to achieving it.
4
Must have a mindset to confidently promote their research.

For undergraduate/graduate students without experience in writing papers, approval from their academic advisor is required. Feel free to contact us if you are unsure.

We may choose not to publish a project based on comprehensive internal assessments.

From Project Creation to Completion

STEP 1 Watch the Information Session Video
STEP 1
Watch the Information Session Video

First, watch a 15-minute video about the academist Fanclub's structure, case studies, and the process of project implementation.

STEP 2 Project Creation Application
STEP 2
Project Creation Application

After registering on academist, create a project page from your researcher's dashboard. Follow the navigation on the creation page and submit your application.

STEP 3 Evaluation and Feedback
STEP 3
Evaluation and Feedback

After submission, the academist editorial team evaluates the project. We suggest improvements to make the project page resonate with non-experts.

STEP 4 Project Launch and Promotion
STEP 4
Project Launch and Promotion

Our staff shares promotion know-how and invites you to the academist Fanclub challenger community.

STEP 5 [Monthly] Fund Transfer and Activity Report Update
STEP 5
[Monthly] Fund Transfer and Activity Report Update

Support funds are transferred at the beginning of the second month. We ask for monthly updates on activities for supporters.

If the transfer amount is less than 5,000 yen, it will be combined and transferred in subsequent months.

Frequently Asked Questions

About Creating Project Pages
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Yes, it's possible. Several projects have challenged as teams in the past.

About Activity Reports
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No, they are not limited. Activity reports can include research content as well as participation in conferences/events, recent papers/books read, and various other activities.

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Updating at least once a month is mandatory (failure to update may result in project termination). Challengers have varying update frequencies, such as weekly or sporadic updates. Update at your own pace.

About Support Funds
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Support funds are typically transferred to the challenger's personal account. However, transfers to affiliated institutions are possible, so please inquire.

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As long as it's a usage that supporters can agree with, there are no restrictions. We encourage reporting on usage through activity reports.

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Support funds transferred to personal accounts are treated as miscellaneous income. Depending on the case, you may need to file a tax return.

Other Questions
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Yes, it's possible. For details, refer to the official JSPS page [Q14].

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For privacy reasons, we generally cannot disclose supporter information other than usernames and support amounts.

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