Research Funding

Who will be eligible to apply?

All full-time Harvard faculty – and students with identified faculty mentors – will be eligible to apply for Climate Change Solutions Fund research grants. 

How much funding is available?

Research grants of up to $150,000 will be available. Up to $1 million in total grant funding is to be allocated for the upcoming funding rounds. 

How will grants be awarded?

The Climate Change Solutions Fund will be administered by the Office for the Vice Provost for Research. A Fund Awards Committee, led by the Vice Provost for Research, will review applications and make recommendations on final grantees to the Provost and President.  In all instances proposals will be ranked based on an evaluation of intellectual merit, interdisciplinary collaboration, innovation, and likely impact on all fields of energy and the environment.  Strong consideration will be given to projects that demonstrate a clear pathway to application, as well as riskier proposals with the Read more about How will grants be awarded?

About the Fund

The prospect of long-term global climate change—as well as immediate threats to the natural environment—requires the transformation of the energy system on which we rely.  Eighty percent of the world’s energy is currently derived from the combustion of fossil fuels.  Meeting the anticipated growth in world energy demand—from population growth as well as rising living standards in emerging economies—through reliance on these resources alone would be difficult, costly, and environmentally damaging.  Two of the greatest challenges of our time are to change the energy system and infrastructure Read more about About the Fund