We believe that the ideas we are exploring are both interesting and important. We also feel that we are off to a good start, even though at this point everyone involved is participating without pay.
We are confident that we can make progress working in this way. But we know from experience that volunteers can use help. Specifically, we would like to be in a position to pay for some writing, including reporting and writing in areas currently not accessible to us. We think it would help us proceed more rapidly—and more effectively—with this project if we had financial support for:
|Writing: 18 1,000-word articles first year, at $1/word||$18,000|
|Outreach consulting and assistance:||8,000|
|Travel (for reporting, conferences)||2,000|
|TOTAL for year||$30,000|
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