The U.S. Dept. of Energy is seeking applications from the scientific community for Climate Resilience Centers (CRCs) that will improve the availability and utility of DOE’s Biological and Environmental Research (BER) research, data, models, and capabilities to improve planning for climate resiliency, particularly by underrepresented or vulnerable communities.
CRCs will extend DOE climate science, capabilities, and research by supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), non-R1 Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs), and emerging research institutions. The deadline for required pre-applications is December 14, 2023.
According to the DOE announcement, CRCs will form a nucleus for building and empowering a future pool of local talent and expertise, including early career scientists, engineers, and technicians, to address local resilience challenges and inform equitable solutions. CRCs will leverage ongoing DOE climate science and capabilities at DOE national laboratories and DOE-supported universities. CRCs will build two-way engagement between DOE-funded research and community stakeholders for improved climate resilience responses. SEE MORE DETAILS>>>
CRCs also aim to foster capacity at regional and local scales by connecting with affected communities and stakeholders to translate basic research into actionable science to enhance climate resilience, as well as to identify research priorities for future DOE investment