Welcome to the Earthwatch Research Proposal
Earthwatch's project review process is 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. Proposals are reviewed based on scientific merit, expected project outcomes and impacts, appropriateness of citizen-scientist activities, and safety, logistical, and financial viability. All research proposals should have outputs/impacts that clearly align with current global environmental agendas and priority conservation targets. All proposals must be completed by the principal investigator (PI).
Proposals for projects starting in 2019 will be accepted through 11:59 (ET) Friday, August 11, 2017.
As part of this stage in the research proposal review process, you will be interviewed by Earthwatch staff. Additionally, all proposals will undergo blind, external peer review prior to full approval. Successful proposals will be approved for three years of funding, and may be eligible for funding beyond that period. All projects are subject to an annual performance review.
The proposal has six sections:
- Section 1: Project Design
- Section 2: Impacts
- Section 3: Field Logistics
- Section 4: Project Budget
- Section 5: PI and Staff Information
- Section 6: Peer Review and Additional Materials
Completing the Proposal
All proposals must be completed by the PI. You must be online to complete the online submission form. Before answering any questions, you may wish to create a log in account. This will allow you to save your progress as you go and return to it at a later time. A Microsoft Word version of the proposal is available as a GoogleDoc here. However, please note that all proposals must be submitted through our online form available here: https://fs22.formsite.com/EarthwatchResearch/Proposal/.
The character limit for each question is listed underneath it and the online form will count your characters.
If you have any questions please contact the Research Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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