The Earthwatch Traditional Ecological Knowledge RFP invites pre-proposals for research from Indigenous researchers and non-Indigenous collaborators for projects that will incorporate Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), “Western” scientific process, and participatory or community-based science into a single Braided Knowledge System.
The Foundation seeks to support projects that take measurable action to address global change in agricultural, coastal, wetland, grassland, and forest ecosystems by
All pre-proposals must have an overarching research theme directly related to taking action to address degradation and loss of biodiversity and be based on integrating hypothesis-driven science and traditional knowledge and wisdom with quantifiable goals. Because meeting these challenges requires a whole-ecosystem approach and innovation, there is a specific interest in interdisciplinary, solution-based projects.
Pre-proposals aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the new Global Biodiversity Framework that will improve human livelihoods and support Indigenous scientists are strongly encouraged.