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 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.