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The Climate and Health Pump-Priming Fund is open to researchers from all four Divisions, offering pump-priming grants up to £15,000 to build inter-disciplinary or cross-divisional collaborations in the area of Climate and Health.

Remit of the Fund

The Climate and Health Pump-Priming Fund will make awards up to £15,000 with the aim to pump-prime activity and build inter-disciplinary or cross-divisional collaborations in the area of Climate and Health.

Any project undertaking research at the intersection of climate and health will be considered. This may include projects that investigate or address the links between climate and health or solutions to the climate crisis – sustainable food, clean energy, active transport and a resilient health system – that can also directly benefit people’s health across the globe. The health benefits of solutions will need to be highlighted in all applications.

The Fund aims to build capacity and new collaborations (particularly cross-divisional/inter-disciplinary collaboration) in this area and position Oxford researchers to apply for funding from Wellcome, Horizon Europe and other funders who are investing in Climate and Health.

Applications are open to all academic divisions of the University of Oxford.

Upcoming ForUms: October 2021

In Michaelmas Term 2021 (October 2021) a series of Climate and Health Forums will bring together researchers for discussion under four broad thematic areas:

  1. Urban Impacts
  2. Disease Impacts
  3. Environmental Impacts
  4. Infrastructure Impacts

Information on the forums

Application Deadline

The application deadline for the Climate and Health Pump-Priming Fund is Wednesday 24 November, 12pm.

 Eligible applicants 

Eligible applicants must be independent researchers who have responsibility for developing and leading their own research agenda.

Applications are welcome from Early Career Researchers who meet these eligibility conditions and their department/Faculty would support a research application to an external body in your name as principal investigator. Please contact your relevant divisional office if you are unsure of your eligibility. 

College-employed Junior Research Fellows should contact the Fund Administrators to check their eligibility. 

You are not eligible to apply if you are:

  •  A student
  • A postdoctoral fellow
  • An honorary or visiting member of a department

Eligible costs

Research costs, including equipment, are eligible for funding. Proposals that can demonstrate match funding from other sources will be received favourably. 

ADDITIONAL NOTES FOR APPLICANTS

  • All projects must be completed by 28 February 2023. Extensions cannot be granted beyond this date.
  • Letters of support are not essential but any additional information regarding the supporting environment the project would receive will be welcomed by the review committee. 

 

Please submit your application online via the Internal Research Award Management System (IRAMS).

Guidance on using IRAMS for applicants, departmental approvers and administrators can be found on Research Support pages.

Note that some departments may have set an earlier internal deadline so please check with your local admin team and prepare your application well in advance of the advertised deadline date. Applications must be reviewed online for eligibility and departmental support by departmental approvers and, where approved, submitted to the Committee for review. 

Please complete the application form including a two-page summary of the research proposed under the headings in the case-for-support template provided. Please submit this as a single PDF to include all required elements.

Applications, scores and reviewer comments may be shared with other internal University panels to ensure maximum value for money.

The application deadline for the Climate and Health Pump-Priming Fund is Wednesday 24 November, 12pm.

The application deadline for the Climate and Health Pump-Priming Fund is Wednesday 24 November 2021, 12pm. There will only be one round of funding from this fund.

Outcomes will be announced by the end of the year.

The Climate and Health Pump-Priming Fund is managed by the Research Funding and Strategy Team in the Medical Sciences Division. For more information on the fund, please contact research@medsci.ox.ac.uk.