My Facebook friend Alexander De Foe is developing a community-funded research project that will explore to what extent out-of-body experiences (OBEs) can be verified. As the topic is really at the cutting edge of science and requires empirical research to undertake, it has been difficult to obtain support from mainstream organisations/universities for the studies. This is the reason he has adopted a social funding model, in which people who sincerely believe in the research and support it have a genuine vested interest in its success.
Alexander would appreciate any support you may be willing/able to offer, even if not financial (i.e., a social mention about the project to your networks would also be a big help).
He also has a book “Consciousness Beyond The Body” available for free:-