The Center for Field Research is seeking research projects eligible for support by Earthwatch. Earthwatch is a private, volunteer research corps that enables qualified members of the public to join research expeditions both as coworkers and as patrons helping to underwrite expedition costs. To qualify for selection by the center, projects must be designed to make effective use of nonspecialists in field assignments.
Each year, the center selects for support by Earthwatch up to 100 significant projects each year in the sciences and humanities. Current priorities for support include volcanology, climatology, glaciology, oceanography, and research in Latin America (especially that which illuminates interdependencies between North and South America).