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How ScholarTribe works

POST

Post your project proposal here. The project will be posted to ScholarTribe’s project board and shared with our academic community by email. We’ll also reach out directly to experts in our wider network to maximise specificity.

CONNECT

As academics apply for your project, we will ensure that they are suitable, before introducing them to you by email. You will receive their professional and academic background as well as their contact details.

WORK

Once you have been introduced to an academic(s) you like, you are free to start working together whenever and however you like! We will be on hand if required to help with project scoping, contracts and payment.

ScholarTribe pricing

Choose from one of our packages to connect and start working with a the right climate-related academic(s) for your project. These packages are both one-time fees.

Discovery
Connect with the right climate-related academic(s) for your project.
$250
  • Post on project board
  • Email to our academic community
  • Comprehensive literature review, identifying and contacting academics in key research groups
  • Email with project kick-off support, including draft contracts and payment advice
  • Ongoing email support
  • Full refund if no relevant academic applies
Discovery & Onboarding
Work with our team to connect with the right climate-related academic(s) for your project, including project scope and onboarding.
$750
  • Post on project board
  • Email to our academic community
  • Comprehensive literature review, identifying and contacting academics in key research groups
  • Project scoping, including a 30-min call with the ScholarTribe team, to define project deliverables, milestones, timeline and budget
  • Contracting, including IP/NDA-specific contracts for academics
  • Onboarding, including setting out ways of working, as well as timesheet and payments process'
  • Ongoing email support
  • Full refund if no relevant academic applies

How much should I pay an academic?

Once you’ve posted a project and connected with an academic, you’re going to have to mutually agree on their remuneration. We suggest that academics are paid hourly, with the rate depending on their academic rank and consulting experience (below). If you’d like help with your project scope and pricing, please choose the Discovery & Onboarding plan (above).

PhD
$70-150 /hour
  • Holds a postgraduate degree
  • Great knowledge of their specialist area
  • 1-5 years of research experience
Postdoc
$150-220 / hour
  • Has completed a PhD
  • Expert in their field and surrounding area
  • 5-20 years of research experience.
Professor
$220-600 /hour
  • Highly distinguished leader in their field
  • Very experienced in consulting projects
  • 20+ years of experience

Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question? We've got answers. If you have some other questions, contact us using email.

ScholarTribe is the freelance marketplace to hire climate-related academics. Through our marketplace, we connect our clients with climate-related academics to work on freelance projects.

Clients post their project on the marketplace. For more complex projects, a short call may be needed with the ScholarTribe team. Clients are presented with vetted academics, from which they decide who to work with. Once the academic is chosen, clients start work whenever and however they like! The ScholarTribe team are always on hand if required to help with project scoping, contracts and payment.

ScholarTribe’s clients are broad, spanning industries and geographies. To give some examples, we've worked with venture capital investors from Chicago (US) and Sydney (Australia), consumer brands from London (UK) and Munich (Germany), and consultants from Bristol (UK) and Amsterdam (Netherlands).

ScholarTribe’s academics come from across the world, but are united by the fact that they have all carried out great research in highly specialised disciplines. They will typically have a strong background of consulting experience to couple with their expert knowledge of their field.

We will identify the key research groups who are active in the required area, and choose the academics within them who we think are best suited to the project. In every case, we will make sure that the academics that we shortlist are well-equipped and ready to tackle your business challenge.

ScholarTribe’s clients work with academics on a variety of climate-related challenges. These freelance projects vary depending on the client and industry. For example, venture capital investors often do video consultations during the due diligence process, while consumer brands often require life cycle assessments (LCAs).

We use this as an umbrella term to define everything from carbon footprinting to biodiversity challenges. If it’s helping to save the planet, we’ll get involved!

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