Microryza is a US website for crowdfunding science-based research projects. For a small fee, researchers can post their projects to solicit donations. If the research projects reach their donation target, the funds are collected and released to the researcher. Unlike the popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter, backers of Microryza projects do not get tangible rewards for backing, nor do the researchers have to provide updates. Backers only get the satisfaction of backing a worthwhile project.