Call for Proposal: The Elsevier Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge

Proposals are welcome for Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge from individuals and organizations whose projects use green and sustainable chemistry solutions to tackle some of the developing world’s greatest sustainability.

Climate change is the most important challenge for the future of our planet, affecting every country on every continent, and it is essential that we take action. Climate change is not only causing rising sea levels and changing weather patterns but is also disrupting national economies and affecting lives.

With a new focus on Climate Action, the Elsevier Foundation Challenge also aims to recognize the pivotal role women play in combating climate change. UN Women reports that globally, one-fourth of all economically active women are engaged in agriculture, where they must contend with climate consequences such as crop failure, and also have the disproportionate responsibilities for collecting increasingly scarce water and fuel. Projects submitted to the Challenge must therefore take into consideration gender components such as addressing the role of women in adapting to climate shifts and participating in policymaking and leadership roles.

Benefits

The Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge awards 2 prizes of €25,000 each.

Eligibility

The Challenge is open to individuals and organizations whose projects use green and sustainable chemistry solutions to tackle some of the developing world’s greatest sustainability challenges.

Selection

Projects will be reviewed according to the following criteria: –

  • The proposal clearly describes the urgency of the problem.
  • The project utilizes innovative green and sustainable chemistry and chemical sciences approaches.
  • The project is applicable in and suitable for developing countries. Describe the project’s social impact on local communities, including gender equality either in design or implementation. –
  • The project must have an impactful gender component, clearly describing the sex/gender dimensions of the research.
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Application Process

To apply for The Elsevier Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge, click here.

Deadline: July 14, 2022.

For more information, visit the official site.

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