The UC Climate Action Research Initiative, funded by the State of California, has released a call for new seed and matching grants for teams interested in research leading to near-term climate action. This opportunity aims to address state priorities through collaborations that lead to rapid, translational, and applied research outcomes.

Due to a cap on indirect costs that will be assessed on these projects, the Lab cannot receive funds from this initiative. However, Lab researchers can explore how to be involved via participation through campus appointments, promoting work at the Lab’s DOE National User Facilities, or leveraging funded projects and testbeds with explicit DOE program manager approval. 

California has allocated $100 million to UC to fund climate action research projects that address critical state needs. The UC Office of Research and Innovation seeks collaborative proposals spanning the full range of disciplines that support applied research and development that focus on building capacity for climate resilience, adaptation and mitigation across California, with emphasis on vulnerable communities. Proposals are expected to address key state priorities, leverage UC expertise and resources, and engage partners in communities, industry, academia, and state and local agencies.                                                                   

Letters of Intent are due Jan. 17, 2023. Interested researchers are urged to carefully review the UC Request for Proposals Resources website and consult the California Climate Action website for Frequently Asked Questions, California Climate Action Priorities and a UC webinar featuring Deputy Laboratory Director for Research Carol Burns discussing national laboratory participation. Direct questions about how participation to