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  • Tuesday, October 13, 2020

  • CUI

  • International Office

Dear IO Focal Persons, 

Today on UN International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, announce the launch of the ACU Commonwealth Climate Resilience Challenge Grants. Aimed at academic and professional staff, the grants can be awarded to ACU member universities from any country to support initiatives addressing climate resilience.

Grants of up to GBP 2500 each are available to help meet the costs of organizing projects that promote the aims and priorities of our Commonwealth Climate Resilience Network (CCRN).

If you are involved in enhancing the climate resilience of universities themselves, and/or enhancing universities’ contribution to the resilience of communities, business and government – then you’re eligible to apply.

The grants can be used for a diverse range of projects, workshops and events in areas such as:

Improving learning, teaching, and training for climate change adaptation – e.g. virtual exchange or collaboration, teaching or professional practice collaboration and sharing and co-development of learning materials.

Increasing the research capacity of CCRN members in climate change adaptation – e.g. virtual fellowships or collaboration, comparative analyses, research management and uptake capacity building, understanding and documenting indigenous knowledge and resilience practices.

Improving institutional resilience policies and practice adopted by Commonwealth universities - e.g. developing tools, training and approaches to support contingency and continuity of operations planning at higher education institutions.

How to apply

Please visit website and complete the online application form. 

You will need to supply an outline of the project and an action plan, including details of what it involves and how it will address climate resilience at your university.

Applicants are encouraged to collaborate with other ACU member institutions to promote further Commonwealth partnerships. However, applications working with institutions outside of the ACU member network are still permitted.

Deadline for applications is 11.59 pm GMT on 13 November 2020.

To find out more please visit: 

https://www.acu.ac.uk/funding-opportunities/for-university-staff/grants/commonwealth-climate-resilience-challenge-grants/

OR email resilience@acu.ac.uk.