Welcome to the Earthwatch Research Proposal
Earthwatch's mission to engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment guides our research proposal review process. 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).
As part of this stage in the research proposal review process, you will be interviewed by Earthwatch staff. Additionally, allproposals will undergo blind external peer review prior to full approval. Successful proposals will be funded for three years, subject to passing an annual performance review. Funding is potentially renewable beyond that period, upon submission and review of a research renewal proposal.
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
Filling out the Proposal
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