Harvard University Climate Change Solutions Fund Grant

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Grant amount: Up to US $150,000

Anticipated deadline: Oct 21, 2020 8:59pm PDT

Applicant type: Faculty PhD Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Massachusetts

University restriction: Harvard University

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About this funder:



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

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research administers the Climate Change Solutions Fund. 

 Applications should propose research that will advance solutions to climate change. Solutions may include both preparedness and mitigation.

Applicants may apply for up to $150,000 payable over one or two years, as specified by the applicant in his or her proposal.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Full-time assistant, associate, or full professors from any Harvard School may apply for an award.
  • HMS faculty must hold the title of assistant, associate, or full professor in one of HMS’s Basic or Social Science departments.
  • Students and postdoctoral scholars may apply for an award provided they have an identified faculty mentor who will supervise their research.
  • While staff are not eligible to apply as principal investigators, salary support can be requested for staff in the project’s budget.
  • Proposals for research projects are invited from Harvard researchers and faculty – including clinical faculty – in all disciplines. 
  • Junior faculty are especially encouraged to apply. 
  • There are no limits on the number of times an individual may apply for funding. 


  • 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”.
  • 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.


  • Grants are non-renewable.