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Download Your Search for Research Toolbar Here!

How to Download the Toolbar


Download the toolbar

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  1. Click the “Download Toolbar” icon above.  You must have Internet Explorer or Firefox installed as your browser (see System Requirements below) to launch the toolbar.
  2. If you have pop-ups blocked (as most of us do these days) you will need to allow this one.  The pop-up lets you select some basic customization on the toolbar.
  3. Simply use it to perform your everyday internet searches.  With every search, a small amount of money is raised.  So, More Searches = More Money for Research!


How to Apply for a BenchFly Microgrant

From March 2 through May 7th 2010, all research scientists who wish to apply for a Microgrant can visit the BenchFly Facebook page and let us know how the money would help keep your research going in these tough times in 100 words or less. For more guidelines, please see our Official Rules on the contest tab of our Facebook page..

You Decide Who Gets Funded!

Not a scientist? No problem!  In the truest sense of peer review, anyone with an internet connection worldwide can vote for all of their favorite entries once a day.  So visit the BenchFly Facebook page and vote on the proposals you’d like to see funded.  You worked hard to raise the money, you should have a voice in where it goes! .

Tell Your Friends!

The more toolbars downloaded and the more searches performed, the more money raised for research!  Please help us spread the word by sharing the Search for Research campaign with your friends! __________________________________________________________________________________

Toolbar Nuts and Bolts

System Requirements:

  • Windows Vista/XP/2000, Mac OS X 10.2+ or Linux
  • Firefox 1.5+
  • Internet Explorer (5.5+)

Install Guides:

Guaranteed Safe: No adware or spyware. Read more about our Privacy Policy. Toolbar FAQs and Help Provide your feedback here. .

Use the Share button below to spread the word.  Thanks!!


2 comments so far. Join The Discussion

  1. chemette

    wrote on March 4, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Great idea – very clever!

  2. 13columns

    wrote on March 7, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    toolbar installed! now trying to trim my list of needs to 100 words…

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