Deadline: 14th July, 2022
After 5 successful editions of the Elsevier Foundation Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge, and thousands of proposals from around the world, we are proud to re-launch as the Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge.
Climate change is the most important challenge affecting the future of our planet and it is essential that we take action. We also know that chemical sciences play a critical role in developing a sustainable future. UN Sustainable Development Goal 13, Climate Action, underscores the need to “[…] promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalized communities”.
With a new focus on Climate Action, the Challenge also supports SDG5, Gender Equality, recognizing the pivotal role that women play in combating climate change. Projects submitted to the Challenge must integrate a gender dimension (such as addressing the role of women in adapting to climate shifts and participating in policy-making and leadership roles) into their projects.
Before submitting your proposal, make sure to read the full description of the Challenge and the criteria with which the proposals will be evaluated.
The Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge is jointly run by the Elsevier Foundation and Elsevier’s chemistry journals team. The Challenge is open to individuals and organizations whose projects use green and sustainable chemistry solutions to tackle some of the developing world’s greatest sustainability challenges. Read more about Elsevier and green chemistry.
The winning projects will receive a prize of €25,000 each.The winners will be announced at a special event in October 2022.
- How do I submit my proposal?
You can submit your proposal on the Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge platform at this link: https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/stages/3914/submitter
For a successful proposal it is essential to familiarize yourself with the Challenge’s full description and criteria.
- What are the Challenge’s process and deadlines?
The Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge is articulated in the following phases.
Submission phase: this is the general submission period. Proposals can be submitted from March 14th to July 14th.
Reviewing phase: out of all submitted proposals, the Top tier eligible proposals will be selected by a panel of reviewers and will be advanced to the judging phase.
Judging phase: the scientific jury will evaluate the proposals and identify the finalists. The Top 5 finalists will be selected to compete for the two prizes and will be invited to present their proposal at a special event in October 2022.
- What are the prizes of the Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge?
The Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge awards 2 prizes of €25,000 each.
The Challenge award projects that use green and sustainable chemistry solutions to tackle some of the developing world’s greatest sustainability challenges – encouraging researchers to come up with new solutions. The prizes will be awarded during a special event in October 2022.
- When will I know the results of my application?
The list of the Top 50 proposals that will be advanced to the judging phase of the Challenge will be published in August 2022 on the Elsevier Foundation website.
The list of the Top 5 proposals will be published in September. The finalists will be invited to present their project at a special event in October 2022, where the winners of the two prizes will be announced.
- Can I get feedback on my proposal?
Unfortunately, due to the high number of applicants, it is not possible to offer individual feedback.
- Is it possible to get a certificate to prove that my proposal was selected for the Top 50?
Yes, it is possible. Requests for certificates should be made at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Who can I contact if I have additional question?
For any question or clarification, you can reach us at email@example.com.