We follow a per-capita model of funding, with final field grants based on the number of participants fielding on the project. Participants pay to directly assist scientists with their work afield. Typically, projects require 30-60 participants per fielding season, distributed over multiple field teams. For example, during a given year, a principal investigator may run 4-8 teams of 5-12 participants per team.
Annual budgets range between US $20,000–$80,000, with most of this covering project participant expenses. We provide funding for 3 years, subject to passing an annual performance review. Funding is renewable, upon submitting a research renewal proposal.