EarthLab 2021 Innovation Grants


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EarthLab envisions an equitable, just and sustainable world where people and planet thrive.

The Innovation Grants Program is seeking proposals for research at the intersection of climate change and social justice that will generate equitable and actionable science and knowledge (i.e., science that is usable and used).

Goals: co-creation and partnership between community and UW researchers, interdisciplinary collaboration, action at the intersection of climate and social justice, and potential for growth of the project or partnership.

Maximum funding request: $75,000 over 17 months.

Team composition: at least two University of Washington (UW) faculty or staff researchers from different disciplines (including one researcher with Principal Investigator status), at least one community or non-academic lead, and at least one undergraduate/graduate student or post-doc.

Allowable expenses: personnel, travel, services, and supplies following UW policies.

Project deliverables: required within grant period; designed to have immediate impact for community or non-academic partners.

Innovation Grant cohort meetings: each team must participate in 3 cohort meetings during the grant period.

Letter of Intent (due 1/27/2022, 5 pm PT): two pages max, submitted along with up to three single-page letters of support from community and non-academic project collaborators. Evaluated for invitation to go forward with a full proposal.


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