Ucsf Faculty Climate Action Champion Award
INITIATIVE NAME Ucsf Faculty Climate Action Champion Award
UNIVERSITY University Of California San Francisco
TAGS sustainablility
CONTACT Living Green Ucsf <sustainability@ucsf.edu>
WEBSITES sustainability.ucsf.edu/


All UCSF faculty are invited to apply for a newly established $25,000 Faculty Climate Action Champion Award. A funding opportunity has been announced by the UC Global Climate Leadership Council Arianne Teherani, Professor of Medicine for UCSF and UCSF representative to the Faculty Engagement and Education Working Group of the Global Climate Leadership Council, explained, “The Faculty Climate Action Champion Award recognizes and emphasizes the importance of climate change and its impact on the environment, as well as its impact on health. Applying for the award will allow faculty with a vision, but no channels for early funding, the chance to gain financial support to realize an idea.”


This funding opportunity will advance the goals of the University of California’s Carbon NeutralityInitiative. Ruth Greenblatt, Professor at the UCSF School of Pharmacy and outgoing Chair of the Academic Senate Sustainability Committee, stressed, “The Faculty Climate Action Champion Award is an opportunity for faculty to access funds for climate-related issues.”

The Faculty Climate Action Champion Award incentivizes and supports faculty engagement in climate change research, teaching, and engagement. The award provides institutional support for one exceptional faculty member to deepen climate change teaching and research on each campus. The selected Champion and their projects are intended to help meet and focus student demands for climate action and education. The Champion should also inspire a wide range of faculty to take up the challenge of engaged research and education to achieve carbon neutrality.