What happens when a project doesn’t meet its funding goal?

We give researchers the option to choose a “fixed” or “flexible” funding goal.

If a goal is fixed, it means that the research project can’t move forward unless the funding goal on Kernls is met. In this case, if a goal isn’t met, we will email you with options to redirect your donation to another project at the same research institution.

If a goal is flexible, it means that Kernls is one of many funding sources for the project, and funds will be allocated to the project whether the goal is met or not.