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Not everyone has the financial resources for a research visit abroad or for funding an innovative empirical design. A new trend that comes in handy for financing one's research is crowdfunding: Present your idea to the crowd, tell them how much money is needed to realize this idea and then start collecting. A recent piece by Wissenschaftskommunikation.de discusses how to crowdfund successfully. Amongst other sources, it links to a recent article by Mike Schäfer describing which scientific crowdfunding initative suceed and why.