Earthwatch HK Awards

Are you a final year/ post-grad/ recently graduated student at a University based in Hong Kong?

Would you like to share your knowledge to raise the environmental awareness of the Hong Kong people?

Apply for an Earthwatch HK Award of


Earthwatch puts environmental impact at the heart of what we do, building on half a century of bringing people, science and nature together to create environmental knowledge and action.

The Earthwatch HK Awards 2023, are open to candidates developing public engagement activities for the local people of Hong Kong and encouraging them to take action to protect our planet. We are looking for projects which deliver value to communities, invest in the next generation and strengthen environmental awareness. In particular we are looking for applications from early career researchers (registered post-graduate students) wanting to share their knowledge and passion for the environment with the wider public of Hong Kong.

Awards Timeline Key Dates
Applications Open 14 April 2023
Deadline for submitting applications 14 May 2023 midnight (HK time)
Winners selected and notified By 22 May 2023
Grant payment made to Award winners By 31 May 2023
Project Start Date or after From 1 March 2023 or after
Official Project End Date 31 December 2023
All grant winners – final reports due 31 December 2023

Applicant Eligibility Criteria

Applicants eligible to apply must meet the following requirements;

  • Live in Hong Kong.
  • Status
    • Be enrolled as a final year BSc student in a higher education institute in Hong Kong
    • Be enrolled as a post graduate student (PhD or MSc) in a higher education institute in Hong Kong.
    • Be a recent graduate (BSc, MSc, PhD) of a higher education institute in Hong Kong (i.e. graduated within 2 years of project start date).
  • Enthusiastic to develop and/or further a career in environmental science or education that engages and supports local communities and stakeholders.
  • Able to complete the project within 2023 and commit to completing all required documentation in a timely manner including an informal progress report at end August and the final report (end Dec).

Project Eligibility Criteria

  • The project must be realistically achievable by end December 2023.
  • All activities must take place within Hong Kong and involve the general public (which may include schoolchildren, students and educators) of Hong Kong.
  • Activities should clearly deliver education and engagement opportunities that will help the general public future to understand the importance of protecting the environment. Enhancing awareness and understanding within communities of key environmental problems, and the benefits of implementing locally-led initiatives to address them.
  • Project may include;
    • Research, conservation and/or educational components.
    • Production and dissemination of materials for educational use (e.g. posters, videos, booklets).

Please read through the application guidelines before applying.

Please read the guidance above and use the example budget template when applying.

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The deadline for applications is midnight (HK time) 14 May 2023.

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