Applications now open for Climate and Health Seed Funding 2023

MDHS is renowned for global leadership in health research, policy and practice, and recognises that partnerships and collaborations are an integral facet of development. A major strength of the Faculty is its ability to work collaboratively with partners to benefit the community. In 2022, MDHS committed to pursuing climate change and health as a research area, and has committed funds to progress research, teaching and engagement in this critical domain.

The Climate and Health Seed Funding is an important component of this commitment. MDHS will fund projects between $15,000 and $40,000 each.

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The projects must be able to demonstrate high likelihood of making an immediate impact on the health/wellbeing and climate/environment problem. Therefore, the funding will be looking to realise a project’s viability through applied research to support further scaling and stronger implementation. Given the complex nature of climate and health problems, the funding will require interdisciplinary representation.

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Projects that aim to make well-targeted and tangible interventions to respond to a health/wellbeing and climate/environment challenge will be favoured. However, projects that include a foundational research element that aims to cover a knowledge gap will not be excluded from the call.

The call for submissions will open on Wednesday 1 March 2023 and close Friday 14 April 2023.

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Information Session:

MDHS will host a half-hour information drop-in session via Zoom for researchers to attend and discuss their potential projects. The intention of the session is to provide interested researchers with an opportunity to receive more background details, meet others who are interested in applying, and ask any questions they might have.  The information drop-in session will be held via Zoom on Wednesday 8 March 2023 at 9.30am (AEST). We encourage all interested researchers to join.

You can register for the Zoom session here.

Should you have any queries as to any part of the application process, please contact