Applications are being accepted now for the 2019-20 Climate Change Solutions Fund grants cycle, with a deadline of Oct. 21, 2019. Eligible faculty and students are invited to submit proposals for funding up to $150,000 for projects of one or two years in duration. Applications are accepted through the Harvard University Funding Portal (HUFP).

The Harvard University Climate Change Solutions Fund supports research and policy initiatives intended to reduce the risks of climate change, hasten the transition from fossil fuel-based energy systems to those that rely on renewable energy sources, to develop methods for diminishing the impact of existing fossil fuel-based energy systems on the climate, to understand and prepare for the impacts of climate change, and to propel scientific, technological, legal, behavioral, policy and artistic innovations needed to accelerate progress toward cleaner energy, improved human health, and a greener world.

Applications should propose research that will advance solutions to climate change and its impact.  Solutions may include both preparedness and mitigation and strong consideration will be given to projects that demonstrate a clear pathway to application, as well as riskier proposals with the potential to be transformative over time. Proposals that demonstrate imaginative and promising collaboration among faculty and students across different parts of the University will receive special consideration, as will projects that propose using the university campus as a “living laboratory.”

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research administers the Climate Change Solutions Fund and questions should be directed to vpr_grants@harvard.edu.

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