UC announces $80 million grant program for climate action
As part of a historic partnership between UC and the state of California to combat climate change, UC will award $80 million in research grants across the state.
The funding is part of a landmark alliance with the state to bring cross-disciplinary, multi-sector expertise to bear on the climate crisis. The university is grateful to the state Legislature and Gov. Newsom for providing a total of $185 million to support UC’s trailblazing research on climate change.
“By drawing on the vast expertise and creativity within our colleges and universities, these climate action research funds will tap the depth and breadth of California’s brain trust to develop scalable ideas for climate resilience, mitigation and adaptation,” said Theresa Maldonado, vice president for Research and Innovation. “The stakes we face couldn’t be higher and this moment demands our very best collective thinking through meaningful partnerships. California — and the world — are counting on us.”