The Association of Commonwealth Universities invites applications for the ACU Commonwealth Climate Resilience Challenge Grants in the UK in 2023.
The grants can be used for a diverse range of projects, workshops and events in areas such as:
- Improving learning, teaching, and training for climate change adaptation. For instance, virtual exchange or collaboration, teaching or professional practice collaboration and sharing and co-development of learning materials
- Increasing the research capacity of CCRN members in climate change adaptation. For example, virtual fellowships or collaboration, comparative analyses, research management and uptake capacity building, understanding and documenting indigenous knowledge and resilience practices
- Improving institutional resilience policies and practice adopted by Commonwealth universities. For instance, developing tools, training and approaches to support contingency and continuity of operations planning at higher education institutions
Worth of Award
Four grants of up to GBP 2,500 each are available for staff at ACU member universities to help meet the costs of organizing projects that promote the aims and priorities of the CCRN.
The challenge is open to academic and professional staff. The grants support collaborative work focused on either of the two main strategic priorities of the Commonwealth Climate Resilience Network (CCRN):
- Enhancing the climate resilience of universities themselves, and/or
- Enhancing universities’ contribution to the resilience of communities, business and government
How to Apply
- Grantees are required to submit a short interim report halfway through their project and a comprehensive final report within one month after completing their project.
- Additionally, any outputs (e.g. toolkits, papers etc.) developed through the grants are to be made available to the CCRN and wider ACU network.
Deadline: Applications for the ACU Commonwealth Climate Resilience Challenge close on Monday, March 13, 2023.