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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, are open to candidates developing public engagement activities for the local people of Hong Kong and encourage them to take action to protect our planet. We look for projects which deliver value to communities, invest in the next generation and strengthen environmental awareness. In particular we look 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.

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 2024 and commit to completing all required documentation in a timely manner including an informal progress report by 30 August and the final report (15 Dec 2024).
  • Former applicants and winners are eligible to apply.
Applications Open 7 March 2024
Deadline for submitting applications 14 April 2024 midnight (HK time)
Winners selected and notified By 24 April 2024
Grant payment made to Award winners By 1 May 2024
Project Start Date From 1 March 2024 or after
Official Project End Date 30 November 2024
All grant winners – final reports due 15 December 2024

Project Eligibility Criteria

  • The project must be realistically achievable by end November 2024 but can already be in process as long as it started after 1 March 2024.
  • 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) 14 April 2024.

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