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Step 2: Once your Concept Note receives Earthwatch review committee interest, you'll be invited to submit a proposal. Your submitted proposal will undergo external scientific peer review.

If after peer review, there remains interest in your proposal, you will be asked to interview with two Earthwatch staff members: one with expertise in citizen science, and one with expertise in logistics and safety.



If you’ve been invited to submit a proposal, Congratulations!



Need guidance? View a previously-accepted Research Proposal as a reference.





Step 1: Submit a Concept Note


Earthwatch Concept Note

This short form is designed to introduce us to your project, and you to the criteria Earthwatch is looking for in a project.

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Step 3: Launch your Project


On the Trail of the Giant Panda

Find out what happens if your Earthwatch research proposal is accepted, making you an Earthwatch scientist!

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