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Earthwatch Institute

Earthwatch3Field research projects around the world that engage members of the public as citizen-scientist participants

Principal Office: USA

 

 

The Earthwatch Institute engages people worldwide engages people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote a sustainable environment. Earthwatch recruits citizen-scientist participants from around the world.  Participants collect data alongside scientists in the field.

Earthwatch is administratively organized by world regions. All regions share broad objectives, but the regions vary in details of the programs they offer, and in their grant support for them.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

1 — Leaders of Research Projects. Earthwatch funds scientists (i.e., Principal Investigators) conducting field research that fall within its research themes. The projects rely on Earthwatch participants for data collection, monitoring, and other research-­related tasks.

Grants to the Principal Investigators include field equipment, transport to the field,  field technicians, support staff, and food and housing.  The funding amount for field grants is based on the number of participants in the project.

About research projects

APPLICATION: Earthwatch annually posts requests for proposals.  It invites applications from research leaders (i.e., Principal Investigators) of any nationality who meet eligibility criteria related to education and experience. Principal Investigators must have a PhD and an affiliation with a university, government agency, or science-focused NGO.

About how to apply

 

2 — Teachers and Students. In some countries, teachers and students may be eligible for fellowship support on Earthwatch expeditions. Earthwatch provides application guidelines, forms, and deadlines for opportunities that are open.

About opportunities for teachers and students

 

3 — Young Conservationists in Developing Countries. Earthwatch has an Emerging Scientists Program that offers opportunities for young conservationists in developing countries to gain experience. Most participants are affiliated with conservation organizations or educational institutions.

Earthwatch posts a contact address for individuals needing more information.

About emerging scientists, and how to apply

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries

Worldwide

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Since 1971, Earthwatch has placed about 100 thousand volunteers in conservation projects.

Earthwatch posts a calendar of expeditions by thematic areas, geographical regions, and participation categories.

Earthwatch in the USA is the international coordinating office. Other Earthwatch teams are based in the UK, Japan, Australia, India, Hong Kong, and Brazil.  See Contact

Last Profile Review

 March 2017

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