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Climate Solutions Fund: 2024 Request for Proposals

Cornell University
United States
Posted Date:
May 17, 2024
March 29, 2024


The 2030 Project aims to catalyze large-scale, meaningful, impact-oriented climate research at Cornell University, working across all colleges and professional schools, in this decisive decade of action.

To that end, we have launched the inaugural call for proposals to the Climate Solutions Fund, a new funding opportunity from The 2030 Project, administered by the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability.

The Climate Solutions Fund, which is supported in part by the generous proceeds from a Dead & Co. concert at Cornell, seeks to accelerate cross-disciplinary efforts in the 2030 Project pillars: food & farms of the future; the energy systems of the future; the materials of the future; and the societies of the future – helping to develop systems that support human flourishing while minimizing harmful climate impacts.

Proposals might include, but are not limited to, solutions involving renewable and zero-carbon energy production; zero-emission agriculture; decarbonized industrial processes and sustainable material extraction; climate finance and climate policy development; and climate justice and adaptation.



Any professorial faculty and non-visiting RTE (Research, Teaching, Extension) faculty with a primary appointment at Cornell University, in any college, may apply. See Cornell PI eligibility guidelines for more detail.

  • Nov. 30, 2023: Call for proposals
  • Feb. 1, 2024: Climate Solutions Fund Roundtable Event
  • Mar. 7, 2024, 10:30 A.M. ET: Information Session (Zoom registration)
  • Mar. 29, 2024, 11:59 P.M. ET: Deadline for proposal submission
  • May 8, 2024: Estimated notification date
  • July 1, 2024: Earliest project start date

How to Apply:

  1. Online application form: Click here to access. The form requests basic contact information, project title, etc.
  2. Application text: Proposal write-ups should not exceed 5 pages (single-spaced). Proposal length limit does not include any pages dedicated to budget or letters of support.
  3. Project budget: Submit the budget using our budget spreadsheet template (saved as Your Last Name-First Name.xlsx) and upload via the online application form.

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