**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

For nearly 50 years, Earthwatch has supported scientists in the field, assisted by citizen science volunteers, to identify sustainable solutions to address some of the greatest environmental challenges humanity has faced. By supporting rigorous, relevant, and impactful science, we have helped to shape environmental policies, conserve threatened species and habitats, and advance the scientific study of global change.

The sponsor invites pre-proposals for field-based research by qualified scientists on the following topics:

  • Climate-change impacts in agriculture and forestry systems on water availability and quality, nutrient flow, maintenance of species diversity, and carbon sequestration;\
  • Agroforestry that includes ecologically and socially sustainable production of widely-used commodities such as coffee, tea, chocolate, wine, and hops;
  • Food-web relationships driven by pollinators, apex predators, and herbivores, and their effects on ecosystem productivity, resiliency, and biodiversity;
  • Native seed programs and invasive species control;
  • Cooperative sustainable agriculture and forestry strategies;
  • Climate-smart agriculture and innovations that address food security and climate change;
  • Integration of sustainable agriculture and forest ecology research with local K-12 STEM education, citizen science, and TEK programs;
  • Soil conservation and health, soil carbon restoration, and soil erosion control;
  • Human-wildlife coexistence, including reduction of wildlife damage to crops and forests, and noninvasive pest control; and
  • Ecological restoration, with a focus on repairing the damage humans have done to ecosystems.

Approximately $700,000 will be made available for project support in 2021.

Application Deadline: June 9, 2021 (anticipated)

Announcement: https://earthwatch.org/Scientific-Research/Our-Research-Areas