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Association of Commonwealth Universities - Commonwealth Climate Resilience Challenge Grants Program

October 30 @ 9:00 am


Aimed at academic and professional staff, the grants support collaborative work focused on either of the two main strategic priorities of the Commonwealth Climate Resilience Network(CCRN): 

  • Enhancing the climate resilience of universities themselves, and/or 
  • Enhancing universities’ contribution to the resilience of communities, business and government 

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


Up to GBP 2,500 towards the costs of organizing projects.  Grants that allow matching or additional funds from the applicant’s institution will be looked upon favorably. 


6 – 12 months 


Application due at ORS for full review Friday, October 30, 2020 
Final application and fully completed and signed ORS checklist due at ORS for required review by 9:00am on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 
Application due at agency by 11.59 pm GMT on Friday, November 13, 2020  
Please contact your Faculty Research Officer for information on their internal deadlines. 
ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here: 
For more information on this funding opportunity and how to apply, please visit the following link: