The Harvard University Climate Change Solutions Fund established by President 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 2018/19 application cycle closed on October 15, 2018. The 2019/20 cycle will open in July 2019. You may review the 2018/19 RFP here for reference, although changes may be made in advance of the 2019/20 award cycle. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
To date there have been four funding cycles, with a total of 31 awards made to research teams across the University. Read about the 2017/18 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.
The graphic below shows how Harvard is confronting climate change.
A downloadable PDF version of Confronting Climate Change can be found below.