Climate Change AI announces $1.8M Innovation Grants program

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Priya Donti

Sep 7, 2021, 2:51:02 PM9/7/21
Hi all,

Wanted to share this new funding opportunity from Climate Change AI, in case it's of interest to anyone on this list.



Climate Change AI is excited to announce our Innovation Grants program!

With the support of Schmidt Futures and the Quadrature Climate Foundation, we will fund year-long research projects at the intersection of climate change and machine learning for up to USD 150K per project, for a total of USD 1.8M. The program will be focused on fostering pathways to deployment for data-driven work on climate change, and on funding the creation of impactful datasets that can spur further work in this area.

Example subject areas include, but are not limited to:

  • ML to aid mitigation approaches in relevant sectors such as agriculture, buildings and cities, heavy industry and manufacturing, power and energy systems, transportation, forestry and other land use 

  • ML applied to societal adaptation to climate change, including disaster prediction, management, and relief in relevant sectors

  • ML for climate and Earth science, ecosystems, and natural systems as relevant to mitigation and adaptation

  • ML for R&D of low-carbon technologies such as electrofuels and carbon capture & sequestration

  • ML approaches in behavioral and social science related to climate change, including those anchored in climate finance and economics, climate justice, and climate policy

  • Projects addressing AI governance in the context of climate change, or that aim to assess the greenhouse gas emissions impacts of AI or AI-driven applications

The submission deadline is October 15.

For more information on the Innovation Grants and proposal submissions, please visit our website: 

This program is run by Climate Change AI, a nonprofit focused on catalyzing impactful work in climate change and machine learning via programs, resources, and a global network of cross-disciplinary experts. To stay informed about CCAI events and other news in this space, such as papers and job opportunities, we encourage you to sign up for the Climate Change AI monthly newsletter at

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