On this page we are compiling a range of resources about crowdfunding, with a special focus on crowdfunding of research projects from the social sciences and humanities (SSH): newspaper articles, scientific studies, how-to manuals and best practice examples.

If you know of any publications that you think are worth listing here, please send an email to: Stefanie Pohle at pohle[at]maxweberstiftung.de. Help us build this resource collection!

Generic articles on crowdfunding

Scientific publications on crowdfunding

  • English, Rebecca (2014). Rent-a-crowd? Crowdfunding academic research. In: First Monday, 19(1). DOI: https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v19i1.4818 
  • Forbes, Paula, Barbot, Laure, Papaki, Eliza, Schramm, Maxi, Kraker, Peter, & De Paoli, Stefano (2021). TRIPLE Deliverable: D3.2 Report on Co-Design of the Innovative and New Services (DRAFT). Zenodo. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5660961 [including results from the TRIPLE crowdfunding survey]
  • Sauermann, Henry, Franzoni, Chiara, Shafi, Kourosh. (2018). Crowdfunding Scientific Research (Working Paper). National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper Series 24402. DOI: 10.3386/w24402, https://www.nber.org/papers/w24402 
  • Sauermann, Henry, Franzoni, Chiara, Shafi, Kourosh. (2019). Crowdfunding Scientific Research. Descriptive insights and correlates of funding success. In: PLoS ONE 14(1): e0208384. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0208384 

Resources from the 1st TRIPLE International Conference (Nov. 2021)

Publications on ‘how to crowdfund’

Best practice examples