Climate Change and Human Health Seed Grants

Rolling Application Deadline:

Jul 25, 2024





Now Accepting Applications

Eligibility & Application Process:

Grant Recipients


Principal Investigator: Dana Haine University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Using the power of place-based, solutions-focused case studies, and hands-on STEM instruction to engage diverse youth in learning about extreme heat in Durham, NC

Principal Investigator: Rebecca Fry, PhD University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Climate and Environmental Change and Preterm Birth

Principal Investigator: Nina Fefferman, PhD University of Tennessee- Knoxville A Tasting Menu of Quantitative Modeling for Researchers in the Life and Earth Sciences Tackling the Interface of Climate Change and Health

Principal Investigator: Ami Radunskaya, PhD The Sylvia Bozeman and Rhonda Hughes EDGE Foundation Opportunity for Students from Under-Represented Populations to Build Professional Skills and Networks in Quantitative Life and Earth Sciences at the Interface of Climate Change and Health


Principal Investigator: David Gonzalez, PhD Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania A SPORK IN THE ROAD: An educational theater piece for climate empowerment.

Principal Investigator: Erik MacIntosh Morehead Planetarium and Science Center Sharing Your Science: An Online Science Communication Pilot Project to Train Climate and Human Health Experts.

Principal Investigator: Lil Milagro Henriquez Mycelium Youth Network Mapping the Impact of Climate Resilient Education on the Social-Emotional Wellness of Youth.

Principal Investigator: Max Cawley North Carolina Museum of Life and Science Imagine Durham: A Whole-Family Humanities Approach to Climate, Health, and Possible Futures.

Principal Investigator: William Marciel de Souza, PhD University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston Data science and genomic approach to mitigate arboviruses in the current era of climate change

Principal Investigator: Christine Goforth Friends of the North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences North Carolina Climate Change Challenge: Engaging the Public in Citizen Science To Change the World

Principal Investigator: Anpo Jensen International Indian Treaty Council Black Hills Environmental Health Project

Principal Investigator: Gabi Steinbach, PhD Georgia Tech Research Corporation Translational fellowship program for establishing a community for 'Integrative Health and Environment'

Principal Investigator: Bruce Keaulani Living Life Source Foundation Ecological Restoration of a Royal Fishpond with Native Hawaiian Youth as a Climate Change Strategy to Promote Wellbeing

Principal Investigator: Braden Tierney, PhD Weill Medical College of Cornell University Towards combating climate change-induced coral bleaching with optimized DNA sequencing and strain-resolved bioinformatics

Principal Investigator: Ahzin Bahraini Ketab Corp Miami Mangrove Mission

Principal Investigator: LuAnne Pendergraft North Carolina Public Television Foundation Step Up: Youth Voices on Climate Change & Human Health

Principal Investigator: Melissa S Nolan, PhD University of South Carolina Employing big data methods to elucidate the impact of three decade’s extreme weather events on early childhood development in the United States

Principal Investigator: Ginny Whitelaw, PhD Institute for Zen Leadership One Earth, One Health, One With - A leadership summit for people, planet and the future


Principal Investigator: Trevor Harris, PhD Texas A&M University Modeling West Nile virus under extreme climate

Principal Investigator: Shahnaz Masani, PhD Michigan State University YOURE(in)CHARJ: A YOUth-led interdisciplinary Research Experience for Climate & Health And Racial Justice

Principal Investigator: Sarah States, PhD Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Inc The Ecoleader Academy: Youth Exploring the Interconnections of Climate, Health and Justice

Principal Investigator: Peter Thorne, PhD The University of Iowa Climate Change and Human Health Solutions

Principal Investigator: Mara Freilich, PhD Brown University Environmental geochemistry, human health, and environmental justice: Hydrogen sulfide and the Salton Sea

Principal Investigator: Nicolas Gauthier, PhD University of Florida Detecting long-term patterns of climate-pathogen covariability

Principal Investigator: Robert Gilman, MD University of Florida The impact of sustainable farming techniques on soil health and human infections

Award Timeline

Jul 25, 2024

Rolling Application Deadline

Program Contacts

Victoria McGovern, PhD

Senior Program Officer

Darcy Lewandowski

Program Associate

Kendi Kajogo

Program Coordinator