CALL FOR PROJECTS - 2500 USD available
SCIENTIA Call for Projects
SCIENTIA is a Cryptocurrency that supports Science and returns rewards to the SCIENTIA Community.
To do so, regular distributions take place that are fed by transaction taxation of the SCIENTIA Token, the SCIENTIA cryptocurrency. Within the current distribution, 2500 USD are available to fund a project. This is just a start for our first call. Hopefully, this amount will increase in future calls.
Compared to other science funding instruments, we will make it super easy for you to participate in the call. We believe that a short but good application is enough to gauge a project.
Here interested parties will find all information to participate.
Who is eligible for funding?
Eligible are all scientists irrespective of their institutional affiliation (also no institutional affiliation is possible) and private for-profit companies.
What is the deadline for applications?
We will accept applications until the 30th of March 2022 23:59 UTC.
How are applications reviewed and selected?
We will pre-screen all applications for completeness and perform a general quality check. If this is passed, we will approach two scientific reviewers with on-topic experience. The top-scoring applications will be presented to the SCIENTIA community for a vote on which proposal to fund. Before the vote, a summary of the reviews will be shared with the SCIENTIA community. The scientific reviewers will stay anonymous throughout the process.
What is the application format?
Please submit one PDF document with a structured application containing the following points and CVs of all applicants. If multiple applicants exist for a proposal, the main applicant will be the point of contact. Please submit your application to email@example.com.
1. Name of lead applicant
2. Email for contact
3. Institution or entity (if any)
4. Co-Applicants (for each)
7. Institution or entity (if any)
8. Project title
9. What outstanding question/problem are you solving? (max. 300 characters)
10. What is the benefit/value for society from solving this problem? (max. 600 characters)
11. Preliminary data to support the project (optional, max. 2000 characters)
12. Project description (max. 4000 characters)
13. Up to 3 figures on the project (optional)
14. Target timeline to completion (in months)
15. Amount requested (in USD)
16. Total project cost
17. Brief explanation of the budget including what the contribution of SCIENTIA will be used for and how the total project cost is composed. Please also include the source of funding for the remainder of the project cost.
What is meant by return to the community?
This requires a bit more explanation as it is quite different from other funding mechanisms and programs.
SCIENTIA funding is free for you when you receive it. However, the SCIENTIA community expects some return should your project be successful. If you receive the funding SCIENTIA requests proportional rights to the intellectual property. The proportion depends on the ratio of funding given by SCIENTIA to the total project cost. Therefore, we need this information in the application.
Example: You have developed an algorithm to estimate the likelihood of transmission of COVID-19 in an encounter of an infected and a non-infected person based on a few parameters. You now want to code a software that makes this algorithm usable for users such as health authorities or private businesses deciding on the right infection control measures. The total cost of this is 25,000 USD. If you receive the 2500 USD available now, your SCIENTIA funding will have contributed 10% to the total project cost. Therefore, SCIENTIA has rights to 10% of the results.
Later, if the results are monetized, you will have to return 10% of that income to the SCIENTIA community. In our example, SCIENTIA would be eligible to receive 10% of the net profit generated from software sales by you.
A contract will be made between SCIENTIA and the applicant(s) and include the scope of the project based on your application. This is important to define what intellectual property you might develop in the future belongs to the project that SCIENTIA helped to fund. However, we aim to keep the contract short and not full of legal talk. We trust that each successful applicant will treat the return process with honesty. In case of disputes SCIENTIA and the successful applicant agree to turn to a neutral third-party knowledgeable on the subject of the project for arbitration before any legal recourse.
How will these returns be used by SCIENTIA?
These returns will be used to buy back SCIENTIA Token and burn it. This will over time tend to increase the value of each SCIENTIA Token and thus benefit those that hold SCIENTIA Token.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCIENTIA is a token that supports Science and returns rewards to the SCIENTIA Community. The ultimate goal of the project is to establish a trust owned by the SCIENTIA Community.
The SCIENTIA Trust will support basic research in academia as well as new research-oriented companies. Uniquely, it will participate in research it funded through licence returns and returns from Science and Technology Start-Ups and companies it supported.
While establishing the Trust is the long-term goal of SCIENTIA, Science and the SCIENTIA Community can already benefit from SCIENTIA via its Token.
The Scientia Token
The SCIENTIA Token is an innovative token that has entered the Crypto space in October 2021. It was launched on the Binance Smart Chain and has been available via an independent secondary market, PancakeSwap, since November 2021. After an initial negative rebase phase that gathered the attention of the Crypto Community, it has achieved the initial target price of 314,159 $ in December 2021. This marked the end of phase I.
In February 2022 we have decided to stop the elastic supply feature and associated rebases of SCIENTIA token after a vote in the SCIENTIA community. At that moment in time, after some positive rebasing and another brief period of negative rebasing, the price of one SCIENTIA token was approximately 0.0001 $.
Please read and understand the legal disclaimer available here, at the bottom of this page or in the whitepaper. Do not speculate with SCIENTIA for profit as this is absolutely not its intention. Most importantly, SCIENTIA and its token is not an investment product.
How to Buy
We face a problem today. Science funding is organized nationally, slow, and bureaucratic. Furthermore, it is often controlled by government or large corporations and not the Community. SCIENTIA aims to work towards changing that. The project has the ultimate goal of establishing the SCIENTIA Trust which will bridge blockchain technology, science funding and venture capital and be a new vehicle for Science and Tech funding especially of interest to those that currently have a hard time getting access to funding.
SCIENTIA Token briefly operated a cycling rebase. However, in consultation with the SCIENTIA community and after a vote, this feature was stopped in February 2022. Now, the funding cycle for Science funding and Buyback is simply the calendar month.
The SCIENTIA Trust
Establishing the SCIENTIA Trust is the ultimate goal of the SCIENTIA project. The SCIENTIA Trust will be a novel funding vehicle for Science and Tech. It will fund both basic research in exchange for participation in intellectual property, and academic spin-offs. Initially, we hoped that we would accumulate enogh liquidity in the liquidity pool once we reach the target price of phase I to start the Trust straight away. Unfortunately, this was not the case. Establishing the Trust requires sufficient funding to legally create and administer it. As the Trust tokens that we envision will represent a share in the Trust and a contractually guaranteed share in its returns, the Trust tokens will likely be judged to be security tokens in most jurisdictions and require regulatory approval.
At the moment, SCIENTIA aims to grow its community to have enough backing to start the Trust as early as possible. In the meantime, the SCIENTIA Token is used to achieve SCIENTIA's goals of supporting Science by providing research funding and returning to the SCIENTIA community by regular buyback.
To keep to its promise of providing holders of the SCIENTIA Token in phase I preferential access to the SCIENTIA Trust, SCIENTIA issues 3 tokens, SCIENTIA Trust I, SCIENTIA Trust II and SCIENTIA Trust III. The first one is issued at the end of Phase I (December 2021), the second one is issued at the end of March 2022 and the third is issued in September 2022. Holders of all three Tokens will have shown their long-term support of the project and get preferential access to the SCIENTIA Trust if it possible to create it.
To support its goals, a transaction tax of 9.42% is applied to all transactions of the SCIENTIA Token. This transaction tax is split threefold.
3.14% go directly to the liquidity pool. The rest of the transaction tax is divided into 3 buckets: 2.09% go to science funding. At the end of each rebase cycle (reaching 1 $), we will have a vote in the community on where the funds go. 2.09% go towards buyback. This is where SCIENTIA returns to its holders, the SCIENTIA community over time. The final 2.09% go towards development and marketing to support the project further and can also be used to compensate the developers for their efforts.
Liquidity Pool Addition
Additionally, we want to distribute accumulated liquidity over time in line with the goals of SCIENTIA. Therefore, at the end of each funding cycle (one calendar month), we will distribute 1% of accumulated liquidity. We will withdraw 1% of liquidity each month. As with any liquidity pool withdrawal, this will not affect the price or market cap. The SCIENTIA will be burned — as a return to the community and the BNB (or potentially in the future another exchange currency in the liquidity pool) of the withdrawal will be split again threefold: 1/3 goes into a buyback, 1/3 goes to research funding and 1/3 goes to development and marketing. If the token and its usage grow over time, which we all hope and work for, then this will allow to keep the liquidity pool still growing, while at the same time using the value currently stored in the liquidity pool over time in line with the goals of SCIENTIA. The majority of the liquidity withdrawal, the SCIENTIA via burn and 1/3 of the BNB, so 4/6 or 2/3 of the 1% liquidity withdrawal, will return to the holder community over time.
Team & Values
The main creator behind SCIENTIA is an active, well-published biomedical scientist, entrepreneur, and physician himself who has experienced many of the problems of traditional, old-school science funding and venture capital. Being excited about blockchain and the way it has revolutionized many areas of life already, bridging blockchain, science funding and venture capital to forge something new is super exciting. Due to the revolutionary approach of SCIENTIA, the identity of the team will not be revealed when SCIENTIA takes off but only after the formation of the SCIENTIA Trust if we manage to achieve it.
Transparency: We will keep each holder informed at every stage of the project.
Community: We will build, invest in and reward the SCIENTIA Community.
Truth: Science is about seeking truth and challenging old ideas.
Win-Win: Supporting innovation and getting return from it can go hand-in-hand.
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Frequently Asked Questions / FAQs
SCIENTIA Project FAQs
What is SCIENTIA?
SCIENTIA is a pioneering endeavour that aims to empower new science-based projects that otherwise don’t see the light of day due to traditional funding methods and bureaucratic limbo. The ultimate goal is the establishment of the SCIENTIA Trust. In the meantime the SCIENTIA Token supports Science and returns something to the Community.
Is SCIENTIA's Crypto a coin or a token?
SCIENTIA Token is, as indicated by its name, a token. The token has been launched on the Binance Smart Chain that delivers high degrees of protection, speed, and a decentralized environment.
What can I do with SCIENTIA?
For science or tech-based startups, SCIENTIA will be a boon, it will help them raise funds in a novel way for their projects if successful.
How will SCIENTIA help modern Science?
If successful, SCIENTIA will become a unique platform with which scientists and entrepreneurs would be able to raise funds for their vision. It would help them do away with the bureaucratic limbo and outdated centralized funding methods that exist today. In the meantime the SCIENTIA Token delivers towards the goals of SCIENTIA: Supporting Science and returning to the SCIENTIA community.
Where do I find current information about SCIENTIA?
Please always refer to the homepage and the Whitepaper for current information on SCIENTIA. Please be aware that information might circulate on other webpages that have been published without the approval of even without the knowledge of SCIENTIA. We know of some published information, for example in blog posts, that is simply not correct, outdated or misleading. While we do our best to correct such information, for example by engaging with the authors, sometimes authors do not respond or content cannot be changed from a technical perspective. Please note that SCIENTIA cannot be held accountable for information about the project that has been published by others.