Welcome to the Earthwatch Pre-Proposal
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 pre-proposal.
Pre-proposals for the Marine Multitrophic Ecology Youth Research Program will be accepted through 11:59 pm (EST) Sunday, November 6, 2016. The deadline for 2018 pre-proposals for all other programs has passed, please check back in spring 2017.
We will evaluate pre-proposals based on scientific merit, appropriateness of volunteer activities, safety and logistical viability, expected project outcomes and impacts, and Earthwatch’s ability to support the project. All pre-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.
If your pre-proposal raises the interest of the Earthwatch review committee, you will be invited to submit a full proposal.
The pre-proposal has three sections:
- Section 1: Project Design
- Section 2: Need for Citizen Scientist Participation
- Section 3: Scientists
Completing the Pre-Proposal
You must be online to complete and move through this form. Before answering any questions, you may wish to create a login 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 all the requirements prior to beginning. If you have any questions please contact the Research Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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