Funding opportunities on "Climate Change Research"

Funding opportunities on "Climate Change Research"

Date of compilation: 21 April 2020.  Please visit the respective webpages to check the deadlines of the calls.  

If there is a call that might be of interest for you and/or you require logistical assistance to prepare the proposal, please contact the International CLIVAR Project office at:

Title of the Call



Activity location


Newton Fund

United Kingdom Government

Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Mexico, Kazakhstan, Egypt, India, Malaysia, Colombia, Brazil, Philippines, Chile, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, China, Kenya, 

Through the Newton Fund, the UK will use its strength in research and innovation to promote the economic development and social welfare of partner countries. By working together on bi-lateral and multi-lateral programmes with a research and innovation focus, the UK will build strong, sustainable, systemic relationships with partner countries. This will support the continued excellence of the UK research base and innovation ecosystem and act as a key to unlock opportunities for wider collaboration and trade. 

Humphrey Fellowship Program

Institute of International Education (IIE) - United States

United States

The Fellowship Program is for experienced professionals interested in strengthening their leadership skills through a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the U.S. and Fellows' home countries

Postgraduate Scholarships

Australian Government


The Flagships offer full and top-up postgraduate scholarships. The scholarships are available for high quality students who will be working on a project that is directly relevant to the goals of a Flagship. While both top-up and full scholarships are available, top-up scholarships are the norm. Students will be jointly supervised by university and CSIRO researchers. 

JRC Trainees

European Union (EU)

Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Italy

The JRC offers a stimulating, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary research environment for trainees. 

Hydrologic Sciences

National Science Foundation (NSF)

United States

The Hydrologic Sciences Program focuses on the fluxes of water in the environment that constitute the water cycle as well as the mass and energy transport function of the water cycle. The Program supports the study of processes from rainfall to runoff to infiltration and streamflow; evaporation and transpiration; the flow of water in soils and aquifers; and the transport of suspended, dissolved, and colloidal components


Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF)


Advance Solutions to Climate Change : The Fund advances social change that contributes to a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world. Through its grantmaking, the Fund supports efforts to expand knowledge, clarify values and critical choices, nurture creative expression, and shape public policy. The Fund's programs are intended to develop leaders, strengthen institutions, engage citizens, build community, and foster partnerships that include government, business, and civil society. Respect for cultural diversity and ecological integrity pervades the Fund's activities. 

Conservation and Science

David and Lucile Packard Foundation


The Foundation's grantmaking is focused on ocean and land conservation, climate change mitigation, and scientific research. The Foundation invests in action and ideas that conserve and restore ecosystems while enhancing human well-being. The Foundation supports public policy reforms, changes in private sector practices, and scientific activities to develop essential knowledge and tools for addressing current and future priorities. 

GEF Small Grants Programme

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Latin America and the Caribbean, Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) provides these grants to assist developing countries in fulfilling their commitment of protection of the global environment through local actions. Grants are made in recognition of the key role organizations play as a resource and constituency for environment and development concerns. 


Ford Foundation


The Ford Foundation has seven program areas focused on challenging inequality:, one of them is: Equitable Development: Just Cities and Regions, Natural Resources and Climate Change

Request for Proposals

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)


World Community Grid is seeking proposals from research organizations interested in harnessing the immense power of Internet-connected computers to accelerate humanitarian research. The goal is to support innovative efforts that will benefit most from this technology and promise to deliver significant results on the most pressing issues facing the global community. To meet this goal, World Community Grid plans to implement as many as five research projects per year. 

FY2018 to FY2020 NOAA Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


As an agency with responsibilities for maintaining and improving the viability of marine and coastal ecosystems, for delivering valuable weather, climate, and water information and services, for understanding the science and consequences of climate change, and for supporting the global commerce and transportation upon which we all depend, NOAA must remain current and responsive in an ever-changing world.

Research Projects

Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)

Latvia, Estonia, Nordic countries, Lithuania

SNS announces a call for SNS research projects to start in 2016. Projects should relate to the prioritised themes of the SNS strategy. SNS wishes to initiate projects which focus on "Forestry within bioeconomy, climate, and social-aspects" that are key elements in both, national, regional and EU strategies. 

Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards

United Nations


All types of activist, grassroots and women-led organizations and groups working on issues related to climate change are encouraged to apply. Only non-governmental initiatives are eligible (local or national government initiatives cannot be considered). 

Abe Fellowship Program

Social Science Research Council (SSRC) - USA


The SSRC and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) announce the annual Abe Fellowship Program competition. The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The program seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant topics of long-range importance and who are willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network built around such topics. 

Call for S&T Projects

European Union (EU)

European Union (EU)

The 2019 call is now closed. You can keep an eye on the new call via the link.

Freigeist' Fellowships

VolkswagenStiftung / Volkswagen Foundation


A 'Freigeist' fellow: for the Volkswagen Foundation this means a young researcher with a strong personality, a creative mind, an ability to identify and use freedom, dedicated to overcoming resistance. If necessary, he or she will be a free spirit, enjoying the unexpected, even unexpected difficulties. A 'Freigeist' fellow opens up new horizons and combines critical analysis with imagination and innovative solutions. By thinking ahead the 'Freigeist' fellow will act as a catalyst in overcoming existing disciplinary, institutional and even national boundaries.

2020 LIFE calls for proposals 

European Union (EU)

European Union (EU)

LIFE is the European Programme for the Environment and Climate Action. The LIFE Programme is structured in two sub-programmes: the sub-programme for environment and the sub-programme for climate action.