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Global Climate Action Funding Award

 climate year

Since 2015, at the ratification of the Paris Agreement, Drexel's Office of Global Engagement has supported the University's participation in the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC), which holds the annual global climate change conference called the Conference of Parties (COP).

In celebration of Drexel's Climate Year, the Office of Global Engagement is proud to announce its Global Climate Action Funding award. 

Faculty and staff are eligible to apply for small seed grants (between $500-$2,500) to jump start or leverage new or existing climate-related research projects with a global collaborator, host a visiting scholar, or develop opportunities for students, among other high-impact global engagements.

Recipients of Global Climate Action funds will be required to write a brief article (1-2 pgs) upon completion of their project that will be highlighted on the Office of Global Engagement website.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. 

A complete application includes:

  • Electronic form and budget 
  • Application statement
  • Letter of Support
  • Proof of proper registration for any travel

Apply now!

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Global Climate Action Funding Awardees

Dr. Andrew F. Smith| College of Arts and Sciences 
Associate Professor, Department of English and Philosophy 
Global Food Systems, Indigenous Climate Justice, and Tribal Land Reclamation

Dr. Sharrona Pearl| College of Nursing and Health Professions
Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Health Administration Department
CNHP Reads: Global Climate Action Short Stories

Dr. Simi Hoque| College of Engineering
Associate Professor, Architectural Engineering Program Head, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
How do differences in culture and climate affect human-building-environment relationships?

Dr. Steve Dolph| College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Global Studies and Modern Langauges
Global Classroom Partnership with Plenitud PR, Las Marias, Puerto Rico