BWF Climate Change and Human Health Seed Grants

Sponsor Deadline: 

Sep 30, 2023


Burroughs Wellcome Fund BWF

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund BWF Climate Change and Human Health Seed Grants

Small grants to promote growth of new connections between scholars, practitioners, educators, and/or communicators working to understand, communicate, and mitigate the impacts of climate change on human health.
Proposals accepted with a rolling deadline between September 1, 2021 and August 30, 2023.
Review will be conducted quarterly.

  • BWF is particularly but not exclusively interested in activities that build connections between basic/early biomedical scientific approaches and ecological, environmental, geological, geographic, and planetary-scale thinking, as well as with population-focused fields including epidemiology and public health, demography, economics, and urban planning.
  • Also of interest is work piloting new approaches or new interactions toward reducing the impact of health-centered activities, for example, developing more sustainable systems for health care, care delivery, and biomedical research systems.
  • Another area of interest is preparation for the impacts of extreme weather and other crises that can drive large scale disruptions that will immediately impact human health and delivery of health care.
  • Public outreach, climate communication, and education efforts focused on the intersection of climate and health are also appropriate for this call.