Welcome to the Earthwatch Research Proposal
Earthwatch's research proposal 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. Proposals are reviewed based on scientific merit, expected project outcomes and impacts, appropriateness of volunteer activities, and safety and logistical viability. All research 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/scientist-opportunities/working-with-earthwatch. All proposals must be completed by the lead PI.
As part of this stage in the application process you will be invited to an interview with Earthwatch staff. Additionally, all research proposals will undergo external peer review prior to full approval. Earthwatch proposals are tenable for 3 years and potentially renewable beyond that period. All projects are subject to annual performance reviews and evaluations.
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
You must be online to complete and move through this form. Before filling in 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. We also recommend that you read the entire proposal requirements prior to beginning. If you have any questions please contact your assigned Program Manager or Research Manager.
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