SOFA proposes a more efficient system to distribute research funding than the present grant proposal review process. All researchers periodically receive an equal and unconditional base amount of funding, but they have to donate a fraction of everything they receive to other researchers of their choice. As such, funding circulates towards the collective wisdom of the entire scientific community. SOFA saves a lot of time and resources, because it does not require proposal writing nor peer review.

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