Earthwatch Institute research funding available
- Hi guys
>From: "Jonathan Howe" <jhowe@...>Martin Keeley & Claudette Upton
> The Center for Field Research (CFR) invites researchers
>working in Caribbean Studies to apply for an Earthwatch Institute (EWI)
>field grant. EWI is a non-profit institution that sponsors scholarly
>field research in the biological, physical, social and cultural
>sciences. Field grant awards are derived from funds contributed by
>Earthwatch members who serve as volunteer participants on research
>projects. Volunteers are well-educated and highly motivated individuals
>who are recruited and screened to meet scientists needs. To date,
>Earthwatch has supported over 1,000 research projects in 118 countries,
>with over 65,000 volunteer field assistants contributing $40 million in
>research grants, making EWI the second largest source of private funding
>for scientific research.
> CFR will consider proposals for field research in any
>discipline that can substantively involve these nonspecialist volunteers
>in the implementation of a carefully constructed pure or applied
>research project. The following list is not inclusive but does indicate
>the breadth of inquiry CFR has historically recommended to Earthwatch
>Institute for support:
>Projects that assess regional and international problems such as:
>deforestation, global warming, sea-level change, desertification, acid
>rain, population pressures, and food security issues.
>Studies of alternative energy and sustainable agriculture programs.
>Research that assesses public health problems in developing countries,
>particularly those that focus on how women's socioeconomic roles impact
>on health and development.
>Programs that record, document, or preserve cultural property and
>ethnic diversity, including archaeology, music, dance, oral and folk
>traditions, decorative arts, vernacular architecture, and antiquities.
>Research to develop the capacity for predicting the responses of
>terrestrial, freshwater, coastal, and marine ecosystems and biodiversity
>to short- and long-term perturbations of the environment, and to develop
>appropriate restoration ecology.
>Studies of indigenous and local knowledge and its application to
>achieve sustained levels of development.
>If you or any of your colleagues are interested in learning more, please
>either visit our website at <http://www.earthwatch.org/>
>http://www.earthwatch.org/aboutew/cfr.html, or email me with questions.
>The preliminary proposal and application guidelines are available
>online, or I would be happy to send them to you. Good luck with your
>research, were here to help!
>Thank you very much,
>Program Assistant, Center for Field Research
>3 Clock Tower Place
>Maynard, MA USA 01754
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