The Harvard University Climate Change Solutions Fund established by President Emerita Drew Gilpin Faust in 2014 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.
The 2020/21 application is closed as of October 16, 2020 and awards will be announced in April 2021. The 2021/22 cycle will open in July 2021. You may review the 2020/21 Request for Proposals for reference only, as it may be updated for the 2021/22 application cycle. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions not answered in the RFP.
To date there have been six funding cycles, with a total of 50 awards made to research teams across the University. Read about the 2019/20 awardees here.
Watch the video below to see several awardees discussing their work and the role of the Harvard research community in understanding, counteracting, and mitigating climate change.