Earthwatch HK Awards

Are you a post-graduate student at a University 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 2021, 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 27th August 2021
Deadline for submitting applications 19th September 2021
Winners selected and notified 24th September 2021
Grant payment made to Award winners 30th September 2021
Official Project Start Date 1st October 2021
Official Project End Date 31st March 2022
All grant winners – final reports due 30th April 2022

Applicant Eligibility Criteria

Applicants eligible to apply must meet the following requirements;

  • Live in Hong Kong.
  • Be enrolled as a post graduate student (PhD or MSc) in a higher education institute in Hong Kong.
  • 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 6 months and commit to completing all required documentation in a timely manner including an informal progress report in month 3 (end Dec) and the final report (end April).

Project Eligibility Criteria

  • The project must be realistically achievable in six months (from September 2021 to March 2022).
  • 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.

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The deadline for applications is midnight (HK time) 19th September 2021.

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