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 projects starting in 2020 will be accepted through 11:59 pm (EDT) Sunday, June 10, 2018.
We will evaluate pre-proposals based on scientific merit, expected project outcomes and impacts, appropriateness of citizen-scientist activities, safety and logistical viability, and Earthwatch’s ability to support the project. All pre-proposals should have measurable outputs/impacts that clearly align with current global environmental management and conservation agendas (e.g., Aichi Biodiversity Targets and UN’s Sustainable Development Goals), and employ an ecological problem-solving approach to the research. We prioritize projects that implement direct action, which can include ecological restoration, climate adaption, or habitat/species population enhancement that engage local community stakeholders.. For more information see http://earthwatch.org/research-funding.
If your pre-proposal raises the interest of the Earthwatch review committee, you will be invited to submit a full proposal. Invitations for proposal submissions will be communicated by June 25, 2018.
The pre-proposal has three sections:
- Section 1: Project Design
- Section 2: Need for Citizen Scientist Participation
- Section 3: Scientists
Completing the Pre-Proposal
All pre-proposals must be completed by the principal investigator (PI), and all submitting PIs must have a PhD in the field of their proposed research. 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 Word version of the pre-proposal is available as a Google Document here. However, please note that all pre-proposals must be submitted through our online form available here: https://fs22.formsite.com/EarthwatchResearch/PreProposal/.
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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