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Grants up to $50k for climate change and human health

Written by Mindia Whittier

Applicant organizations may submit multiple proposals.

Nonprofits that increase understanding, awareness and mitigation of climate change on human health can apply for early-stage grants between $2,500 and $50,000.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund accepts applications on a rolling basis and the most current deadline to apply is January 10, 2022. Grants will be awarded to promote growth of new connections between scholars, practitioners, educators, and/or communicators working to understand, spread the word about, and mitigate the impacts of climate change on human health. The funder aims to connect people in largely disconnected fields who together might change the course of climate change’s impact on human health.

Topics of interest include linking basic/early biomedical science to climate-focused thinking; sustainability in healthcare systems, healthcare delivery outside institutions, and biomedical research; health impacts and health systems impacts of extreme weather events and other crises; and outreach, communication, and education around climate and human health.

Particular areas of interest for the fund include activities that build connections between basic/early biomedical scientific approaches and ecological, environmental, geological, geographic, and planetary-scale thinking, and population-focused fields including epidemiology and public health demography, economics, and urban planning.

Priority will also be given to work that creates new approaches toward reducing the impact of health-centered activities, such as developing more sustainable systems for health care, care delivery, and biomedical research systems. Projects that prepare for the impacts of extreme weather and other crises that can drive large scale disruptions that will immediately impact human health and delivery of health care will also be prioritized. Proposals for public outreach, climate communication, and education efforts focused on the intersection of climate and health will also be accepted.

View the RFP for more details and apply via the Burroughs Wellcome Fund website.

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Mindia Whittier