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About Thriving Earth Exchange

Thriving Earth Exchange encourages communities of any type to submit a local priority, issue, and/or project idea related to natural hazards, the environment, or climate change. The program is free of charge for communities, and projects typically do not come with funding: we design projects that make an impact through creative problem-solving and in-kind support. Projects are supported by Community Science Fellows – project managers we train and match with you – and volunteer scientists or technical experts.

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To ensure that you are able to communicate with our program staff and a Community Science Fellow, we request that at least one community lead from your team is comfortable working in English. Currently, we support projects with communities based in North America, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. If you are not based in one of these regions and are interested in community science, visit this page for additional opportunities.

Thriving Earth Exchange launches projects in cohorts, and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. If you are not ready to join our next cohort, we encourage you to apply now to be considered for a future cohort.

Learn more about being a Thriving Earth Exchange community lead, what we look for, and next steps here. Check out a video Q&A here.


2023 Project Cohort Dates and  Application Deadlines:

March 2023 Cohort Launch – Apply by 19 January 2023
June 2023 Cohort Launch – Apply by 3 May 2023
October 2023 Cohort Launch – Apply by 7 September 2023


Interested in being a Thriving Earth Exchange Community?

Use the form below to apply! Form not loading? Click here to open in a new window.  

Questions? Email our program at [email protected] or call us at (202) 777-7309 to talk through your idea for a project. We look forward to hearing from you! 


Note: Prior to engaging with Thriving Earth Exchange, all communities are asked to read and consent to Thriving Earth Exchange’s Statement on Integrity in Community Science. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.