Funding opportunities on "Climate Change Research"

Funding opportunities on "Climate Change Research"

Date of compilation: 15 June 2017.  All calls have deadlines during the first semester of 2018                       

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Title of the Call Sponsor Residency Activity location Abstract
Climate and Large-Scale Dynamics (CLD) National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)
United States United States The goals of the Program are to: (i) advance knowledge about the processes that force and regulate the atmosphere's synoptic and planetary circulation, weather and climate, and (ii) sustain the pool of human resources required for excellence in synoptic and global atmospheric dynamics and climate research. 
Newton Fund Weather and Climate Science for Service Partnership Programme Met Office - United Kingdom Brazil
South Africa
United Kingdom
China
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Brazil
South Africa
United Kingdom
China
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
The Weather and Climate Science for Service Partnership Programme comprises projects designed to build the basis for strengthening the resilience of vulnerable communities to weather and climate variability, supported by the UK government's Newton Fund. 
Announcement of Opportunity: Role of the Southern Ocean in the Earth System (RoSES) United Kingdom Government
Research Councils UK (RCUK)
United Kingdom United Kingdom This programme aims to substantially reduce uncertainty in 21st century global climate change projections through improved assessment of the Southern Ocean carbon sink.
Challenge 1: Design and implement the optimal approach to assess the state, variability and climatic drivers of the contemporary SO carbon sink
Challenge 2: Define, quantify and provide mechanistic understanding of the key processes controlling the rate of SO carbon uptake
Challenge 3: Develop key policy-informing metrics of the integrated efficiency of the SO carbon sink and its role in 21st-century global climate change 
Anticipating Climate Hazards Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
MIT Center for Collective Intelligence
Unrestricted Unrestricted This contest seeks all of the following:
- Individual solutions that could be implemented in communities worldwide to help them take action after warning information is received (access to new forms of saving or funding, equipment to be used to protect resources, infrastructure that could be set up in advance of a flood or drought, resource maps);
- Local, national and international policies and financing mechanisms that could accelerate early action;
- Planning processes, programs, tools or resources to guide communities; and/or
- Public awareness campaigns and community engagement initiatives. 
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Australian Government
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
Australia Australia The DECRA scheme will provide more focused support for researchers and create more opportunities for early-career researchers in both teaching and research, and research-only positions. 
EU-China NGO Twinning Exchange Program Stiftung Asienhaus Europe
China
Europe
China
The EU-China NGO Twinning program is an exchange program for the staff of European and Chinese NGOs. It aims at establishing sustainable partnerships and cooperation between Chinese and European civil society organizations (non-governmental or non-profit organizations and think tanks) working on a similar topic. One member of staff from each organization will be given the opportunity to work and study in the partner organization in the respective other region. 
International Climate Protection Fellowships Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung / von Humboldt Foundation, Alexander (AvH) Less Developed Countries (LDC) Germany With the International Climate Protection Fellowships, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables prospective leaders in academia and industry to implement a research-based proposal in the field of climate protection or climate-related resource conservation during a one-year stay in Germany. 
Rathmann Challenge Rathmann Innovation Center United States United States The Challenge is a competitive online grant application and review process that rotates through various funding areas, such as: Arts and Culture; Education; Environment; Health; Human Services; International Aid; Public Affairs; Technology; and Science.
In 2017, the challenge will be focused on Mitigating Climate Change by Expanding the Use of Compost. 
SEED Awards United Nations (UN)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Seed Initiative
Less Developed Countries (LDC) Less Developed Countries (LDC) SEED welcomes innovative ideas from any enterprise in a developing country or country in transition, which is working in partnership with others to generate economic, environmental and social benefits.
WCS Climate Adaptation Fund Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) United States United States The program seeks to support actions that anticipate and respond to potential climate change impacts and maximize long-term conservation success. To achieve these ends, the program prioritizes projects that manage for dynamic ecological processes, landscape functionality, and species assemblages, rather than those aimed at maintaining historical conditions or individual species. 
Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) - Earth Surface and Interior (ESI) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Science Mission Directorate (SMD)
United States United States NASA's Earth Surface and Interior focus area supports research and analysis of solid-Earth processes and properties from crust to core. The overarching goal of ESI is to use NASA's unique capabilities and observational resources to better understand core, mantle, and lithospheric structure and dynamics, and interactions between these processes and Earth's fluid envelopes. 
Deep South Challenge - Vision Matauranga - Request For Proposals Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) / Hikina Whakatutuki - New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand The Vision Matauranga science programme, as part of the Deep South National Science Challenge, through its second funding round, is seeking research projects will contribute substantive and transformative outcomes for Maori and wider Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Theme: Understanding climate change - linkages, pressure points and potential responses 
Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) - Atmospheric Composition Laboratory Research National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Science Mission Directorate (SMD)
Unrestricted Unrestricted Atmospheric composition determines air quality and affects weather, climate, and critical constituents such as ozone, research within the Atmospheric Composition Focus Area addresses among other science questions:
- What trends in atmospheric constituents and solar radiation are driving global climate?
- How do atmospheric trace constituents respond to and affect global environmental change?
- What are the effects of global atmospheric chemical and climate changes on regional air quality?
- How will future changes in atmospheric composition affect ozone, climate, and global air quality? 
Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) - Cryospheric Science National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Science Mission Directorate (SMD)
Unrestricted Unrestricted This program element supports investigations that use remote sensing to study the land-based ice sheets of Antarctica, Greenland, and the Arctic, and the sea ice of the Arctic and Southern oceans. Supported studies are based on satellite and aircraft remote sensing observations to understand the factors controlling changes in the ice and its interaction with the ocean, atmosphere, solid Earth, and solar radiation. 
New Investigator Program Texas Space Grant Consortium (TSGC) United States Texas Environmental Science and Global Climate Change - research activities to better understand Earth's environments. 
IPCC Scholarship Programme United Nations (UN)
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Less Developed Countries (LDC) Unrestricted The aim of the Programme is to build capacity in the understanding and management of climate change in developing countries by providing opportunities for young scientists from developing countries to undertake doctoral studies.
Request for Proposals for Field Research: Earthwatch Ocean Ecosystems Program Earthwatch Institute Unrestricted Unrestricted This Program supports research in marine ecology, broadly defined as relationships among aquatic organisms and their interactions with the abiotic environment. Marine ecology also encompasses the biogeochemistry of ocean ecosystems, such as impacts of climate change on ocean acidification, marine carbon sequestration, and sea-level rise. This field includes work that examines the effects of human natural-resources use on ocean food webs. 
Hydrologic Sciences National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)
Division of Earth Sciences (EAR)
United States United States The Hydrologic Sciences Program focuses on the fluxes of water in the environment that constitute the water cycle as well as the mass and energy transport function of the water cycle. The Program supports the study of processes from rainfall to runoff to infiltration and streamflow; evaporation and transpiration; the flow of water in soils and aquifers; and the transport of suspended, dissolved, and colloidal components. 
Australian Antarctic Science (AAS) Grants Program Australian Government
Australian Antarctic Division (AAD)
Australia Antarctica
Australia
The Program considers applications for science projects that require logistic support from the Australian Antarctic Program (AAP), and/or an Australian Antarctic Science Grant. Research projects that do not require Australian Antarctic logistics but are addressing the goals of the Science Strategic Plan (e.g. data modelling, or using existing samples, or remote sensed data) are welcome.
Global Challenges Research Fund - RCUK Collective Fund United Kingdom Government
Research Councils UK (RCUK)
United Kingdom United Kingdom Research Councils UK are pleased to announce that a second GCRF Collective Fund call will be launched in late summer 2017. This call will establish a cohort of large-scale Global Challenges Interdisciplinary Research Hubs, which will be expected to deliver integrated and innovative international research programmes meeting the aims of Official Development Assistance (ODA). 
International Climate Initiative (IKI): Project Promotion Bundesministerium fur Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit (BMUB) / Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety Unrestricted Less Developed Countries (LDC) Since 2008, the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) has been financing climate and biodiversity projects in developing and newly industrialising countries, as well as in countries in transition
Call for Project Proposals European Union (EU)
European Commission (EC)
Interreg Central Europe (Interreg CE)
European Union (EU), Hungary, Slovenia, Germany, Italy, Austria, Slovakia, Poland, Croatia, Czech Republic Europe The Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme supports regional cooperation among nine central European countries. The overall objective of the programme is "to cooperate beyond borders to make central European cities and regions better places to live and work" by implementing smart solutions answering to regional challenges in the fields of innovation, low-carbon economy, environment, culture and transport. 
Grants Wallace Global Fund Unrestricted Unrestricted The Fund supports activities and movements that are global or national in scope. The fund will consider significant local or regional initiatives with the potential to leverage broader national or global impact. Proposals can be for either core or project-specific support.The mission of the Wallace Global Fund is to promote an informed and engaged citizenry, to fight injustice, and to protect the diversity of nature and the natural systems upon which all life depends. 
Paleoclimate National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)
Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS)
United States United States The program supports research on the natural evolution of Earth's climate with the goal of providing a baseline for present variability and future trends through improved understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological processes that influence climate over the long term.