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 in 2016 will be accepted through Monday, September 29, 2014.
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. All proposals should have outputs/impacts that clearly align with current global environmental agendas and priority conservation targets. 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 full Proposal. Invitations for Proposal submissions will be communicated in mid-October, 2014. For details of the application process click here.
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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