PEI announces Climate and Energy Grand Challenge call for proposals

The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) is seeking innovative research and teaching proposals from Princeton University faculty and senior research staff for the Climate and Energy Challenge, a long-term research and teaching cooperative under the Grand Challenges program. The goal is to encourage research, teaching and mentorship focused on multidisciplinary aspects of climate change and other environmental consequences of energy production. We aim to advance solutions, encourage faculty development, increase Princeton’s institutional capabilities, and enhance the undergraduate experience.

Priority in the selection process will be given to proposals that allow investigators to move into a new areas of research and/or produce collaborations involving two or more faculty from different academic disciplines and with potential to attract larger extramural grants. Like other Grand Challenges, research projects associated with the Climate and Energy cooperative necessarily will include important education-related activities such as courses and/or immersion experiences for undergraduates including multi-year sequences of assignments culminating in robust senior independent work and publishable research. Proposals will be evaluated on how well they address both the teaching and research goals of the Grand Challenges program.

The deadline for written proposals is Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. A selection committee will review the proposals, and decisions will be announced in early March.

Visit the Call for Proposals page for more information and to apply.