Climate Impacts Awards: Unlocking Urgent Climate Action by Making the Health Effects of Climate Change Visible

Applications are open for the 2024 Wellcome Climate Impacts Awards: Unlocking urgent climate action by making the health effects of climate change visible.

The aim of this scheme is to make the impacts of climate change on physical and mental health visible to drive urgent climate policy action at scale. They will fund transdisciplinary teams to deliver short-term, high-impact projects that maximise policy outcomes by combining evidence generation, policy analysis, engaged research approaches, and communication strategies.

Wellcome seek proposals with a clear theory of change and a strong understanding of policy levers. Policy outcomes should be achievable within the award period, innovative in their design, and support meaningful and sustainable change. Proposals should describe the intended policy outcomes and how new insights and effective communication will influence these outcomes.

The aim of this scheme is to make the impacts of climate change visible across a wide range of physical and mental health outcomes in order to drive urgent climate policy change at scale. This year’s award will support proposals that:

Duration: 03 years

Awards: Up to £2.5 million

Eligibility

Individuals can apply for this award if they are a team leader who wants to advance transdisciplinary research on the impacts of climate change on health.

As the lead applicant, they will be expected to:

  • have experience leading transdisciplinary teams and working in the science-policy-society interface
  • have prior experience conducting research and engaging with policy partners
  • actively promote a diverse, inclusive and supportive environment within their team and across their organisation.
  • have knowledge-brokering skills such as the ability to bring together research teams and impacted communities
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However, the team can include researchers from any discipline (natural, physical, and social sciences as well as technology), but it must be transdisciplinary (using the OECD definition) and include expertise in policy, public engagement, and communications. In addition to strong health expertise, Wellcome is particularly interested in teams that can demonstrate strong climate expertise.

Selection Criteria

The Funding Advisory Committee will assess applications based on the following criteria:

  • Theory of change
  • Approach and methods
  • Team, skill and experience

Application Process

To apply for Climate Impacts Awards: Unlocking Urgent Climate Action by Making the Health Effects of Climate Change Visible, click here

Deadline: April 03, 2024.

For more information on Climate Impacts Awards: Unlocking Urgent Climate Action by Making the Health Effects of Climate Change Visible, visit the official site.

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