RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is pleased to announce the launch Climate and Health Interdisciplinary Award. The award provides support for collaborative exploratory work that opens new ground for comprehensively assessing or mitigating the impacts of climate change on human health.
Climate and Health Interdisciplinary Awards (CHI) provide $375,000 over three years to support collaborative exploratory work that opens new ground for comprehensively assessing or mitigating the impacts of climate change on human health. These awards are open to both individual scientists and multi-investigator teams. Early career faculty and postdoctoral fellows nearing their transition to independence are especially encouraged to apply, whether individually or within teams.
“The impact of climate change on human health will be profound and complicated, requiring interdisciplinary work that reaches across the scales of the sciences and the boundaries of traditional fields. Bridging fields brings innovation—both around obvious connections and unexpected ones,” says Senior Program Officer Dr. Victoria McGovern, who will manage the grant program.
The goal of the award is to prime new discoveries in areas that are difficult to reach through discipline-specific, silo-driven approaches. Through this program, BWF will provide flexible funding for conceiving and piloting work that will grow into productive and informative collaborations among researchers approaching connected questions from fields that usually do not interact.
For more information on CHI, view the Request for Proposals or the BWF website
Contact: Victoria McGovern at firstname.lastname@example.org
Further reading: https://www.bwfund.org/news/addressing-climate-change-and-human-health/
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