Run your Social Sciences and Humanities research crowdfunding campaign on wemakeit with the OPERAS channel and get support and tips from the wemakeit experts to boost your campaign.

Whether you are a researcher in a university or other research institution, an independent researcher, or an established scholar looking to start a new line of research, the wemakeit platform is for you, supported by the OPERAS Research Infrastructure. No matter if you need funds to publish critical editions, to organise scientific exhibitions, to launch surveys and studies with local or global impact, the OPERAS channel is the way to go!

Are you ready? Plan your campaign, get support from the crowd, and boost your research!


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You will find the conditions for participation and more information in the FAQ below. If you have further questions, please send us an email at operas@wemakeit.com.

This collaboration is made under the umbrella of the TRIPLE project, which develops the discovery platform for Social Sciences and Humanities resources of OPERAS Research Infrastructure, named GoTriple. TRIPLE project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 863420. Both platforms, GoTriple and OPERAS channel from wemakeit, are interconnected to create a useful and efficient scientific environment.


Conditions of Participation

  • Your research project falls into a Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) discipline.

  • Participation is open to independent researchers geographically domiciled in the countries of the European Research Area (ERA) or affiliated to an ERA research organisation.

  • When submitting the project, you state to be included in the OPERAS channel.

  • All projects will go through wemakeit standard application procedure. They will receive assistance from the wemakeit science team, and get confirmation that they meet the requirements for the channel.

  • As per wemakeit guidelines, the amount you raise will be paid out only if the crowdfunding campaign is concluded successfully.

  • You agree to allow OPERAS, GoTriple, and wemakeit to use all materials you provide in order to promote your campaigns on their own platforms and on social media.

FAQ

  • Q: Why support European researchers in the Social Sciences and Humanities?
  • A: This collaboration between GoTriple and wemakeit explores crowdfunding as a tool to foster a dialogue between research in the SSH and society at large. We believe crowdfunding is the ideal tool to communicate your passion, broaden your public, and get some support.

  • Q: Who do you want to support with the OPERAS channel?
  • A: We want to empower young (and not so young) creative researchers who want to reach out and promote their work in the Social Sciences and Humanities. It gives curious minds, within and outside academic institutions, a chance to raise their own funds and to test unconventional ideas, or pursue their dream.

  • Q: How can I benefit from the OPERAS/wemakeit support?
  • A: When submitting your project to wemakeit, you must specify that you wish to participate to the program by choosing the OPERAS channel. The wemakeit crowdfunding experts will give you feedback and tips, and help you plan for a successful campaign. The OPERAS Research Infrastructure will guarantee the quality of your project as it will have been successfully evaluated before being added to the OPERAS channel. OPERAS will also support you by communicating on your project.

  • Q: Do I need to be affiliated with a university or another research institution?
  • A: No. Any researcher with a Social Sciences and Humanities project can apply, independently of an institutional affiliation.

  • Q: Are there topics that are not allowed?
  • A: As long as there is no legal or ethical issue with the project, any research topic in the Social Sciences and Humanities will be considered by OPERAS Research Infrastructure. We reserve the right to reject projects that we believe are not aligned with our values, which can be found here.

  • Q: Which disciplines are part of the Social Sciences and Humanities domain?
  • A: 27 categories have been defined by the European project MORESS (Mapping Research Expertise in the European Social Sciences and Humanities; 01/2003 - 09/2005): Biological anthropology, Social Anthropology and ethnology, Archaeology and Prehistory, Architecture, space management, Art and art history, Classical studies, Demography, Law, Economies and finances, Education, Environmental studies, Gender studies, Geography, Management, History, Philosophy and Sociology of Sciences, History, Communication sciences, Linguistics, Literature, Cultural heritage and museology, Musicology and performing arts, Philosophy, Psychology, Religions, Political science, Sociology, Methods and statistics.

  • Q: What amount can I ask for?
  • A: The campaign goal can be unlimited. In the past, researchers have raised anything from EUR 1,000 to EUR 150,000 on wemakeit - It is for you to decide how much you need, and how much support you think you can find.

  • Q: Am I supposed to communicate with the donors and to give rewards?
  • A: Yes. wemakeit is a reward-based crowdfunding platform. If you run your campaign with OPERAS, our experts will help you build a community, choose your rewards, and communicate with your supporters after the campaign has ended. You’ll see there is much more than what you think.
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