Deadline: November 13th 2023 | Elsevier Foundation Chemistry Challenge for Climate (€25 000)
One of the Elsevier Foundation Chemistry Challenge for Climate (€25 000) in collaboration with Elsevier’s Chemistry journals, offers financing of 25,000 euros for two successful projects each year that implement green and sustainable chemistry solutions in the Global South, helping to advance both gender equity (SDG 5) and climate action (SDG 13).
The greatest threat to the future of our world is climate change, so it is imperative that we act. We also understand the importance of chemical sciences in creating a sustainable future. Climate Action, one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, emphasises the need to “[…] promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective planning and management of climate change in least developed countries, including focusing on women, youth, and local and marginalised communities.”
The Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge, with its emphasis on climate action, also promotes SDG5, gender equality, acknowledging the crucial part that women play in tackling climate change.
- Two prizes totaling €25,000 are given away in the Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge.
- The 8th Elsevier Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference (13–15 May 2024) in Dresden, Germany, will feature the announcement of the winners.
- The Challenge recognises projects that address some of the most pressing sustainability issues facing the developing world using green and sustainable chemistry, inspiring researchers to create fresh approaches.
The phases of the Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge are as follows.
- The submission phase is the time when all submissions are accepted. From the 15th of September 2023 through the 13th of November 2023, proposals may be submitted.
- Reviewing phase: Out of all submitted ideas, a panel of reviewers will choose the top tier eligible submissions, and those projects will move on to the judgement step.
- Phase of judging: The scientific jury will assess the submissions and choose the finalists. The Top 5 finalists will be invited to present their proposals at the 8th Elsevier Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference (13–15 May 2024), where they will compete for the two awards.
For more information visit the Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge 2024 official website.