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Research Funding Available for Environmental and Climate Justice in the Carolinas

Deadline: March 17, 2024

Thanks to generous funding from The Duke Endowment, we are accepting research proposals from Duke faculty to engage with “Environmental and Climate Justice in the Carolinas.”

A university-wide, impact-oriented initiative, the Duke Climate Commitment addresses the climate challenge by creating sustainable and equitable solutions that place society on the path toward a resilient, flourishing, carbon-neutral world. Environmental and climate justice is one of the four research priority areas identified in the Climate Commitment.

As a major research institution, Duke has the opportunity to leverage its research expertise, in partnership with community organizations and local institutions, to deepen our understanding of environmental and climate justice and to apply that knowledge to produce more equitable outcomes.

The offices of Durham & Community Affairs, Climate and Sustainability, Faculty Advancement, and Interdisciplinary Studies are collaborating on this request for proposals. We anticipate issuing three to four awards ranging up to $150,000 with start dates as early as July 1, 2024, and ending by June 30, 2026. Duke full-time regular rank faculty can serve as PIs.

More Information

Please see the full RFP, including frequently asked questions and a link to the application form. Please note, the RFP has been updated with three modifications. See italicized text in Eligible Types of Expenditures section (re: faculty salary) and FAQ #5; see newly added FAQ #17.

Upcoming Office Hours

We invite you to register for office hours to discuss potential proposals.

  • Monday, February 12, 10:00-11:00 a.m.: Register


Please contact the Office for Faculty Advancement at with any questions.