Concept Note

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Welcome to the Earthwatch Concept Note

Earthwatch's project review processes are guided by our mission to engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.  The grant application process at Earthwatch begins with the completion of a Concept Note.

Concept Notes for projects starting February-July 2015 will be accepted through Monday, December 9, 2013.

Concept Notes will be reviewed based on scientific merit, appropriateness of volunteer activities, safety and logistical viability, expected project outcomes and impacts, and Earthwatch’s available support for the project. For more information see http://earthwatch.org/scientific-research.
 
If your Concept Note raises the interest of the Earthwatch review committee, you will then be invited to submit a Proposal. Invitations for Proposal submissions will be communicated in late December.

The Concept Note is broken down in three sections:
  • Section 1: Project Design
  • Section 2: Need for Volunteer Participation
  • Section 3: Scientists

Filling out the Concept Note

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Section One: Project Design

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Section Two: Need for Volunteer Participation

In this section please provide Earthwatch with an overview of the volunteer experience. We are looking for clear signs that this will be both an engaging and well-managed experience for volunteers. In order to be considered for support from Earthwatch your project must have a strong rationale for requiring involvement of Earthwatch participants in your research. Earthwatch participants can be adults, teens, students, teachers, or corporate employees. Participants are NOT required to have any special skills before signing up to work on a project and will be trained by you/your staff to complete all field tasks upon arrival on site.
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Earthwatch recruits and prepares participants to assist researchers in the field for set blocks of time in groups called teams. A typical project would require engagement of a minimum of 4 and up to 20 participants per team on 4 to 10 teams per year.  Each team typically spends 7-17 days in the field. Students are a key participant group for Earthwatch; it is advantageous for applicants to be open to student participants (age 15-18).
 
 
Comfortable accommodations for the proposed project must be located a reasonable travel distance from the research site in order to travel back and forth daily.
 

Section Three: Scientists

Please list all of the scientists or Principal Investigators (PIs) who will be working on this research project and attach a copy of their CV.
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