The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced plans to provide $1.5 million in new grants to colleges and universities, that are underrepresented in DOE’s climate, Earth, and environmental science investments, to help provide technical assistance to build capacity and achieve the goal of broadening institutional participation. “With enormous challenges facing the country to solve the climate crisis and promote equitable solutions and practices, we must diversify and expand the talent pool in climate and Earth science disciplines in order for science to exert even greater impacts on society,” said Sharlene Weatherwax, DOE associate director of science for biological and environmental research. “These grants will promote a strong and diverse talent pool as we move into the future, where climate science will make major and impactful contributions in support of the DOE mission.”
An informational webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 22 at 3:00 p.m. EDT. You can register here.