Environmental and Climate Justice in the Carolinas

Funding Agency:
Duke University

Thanks to generous funding from The Duke Endowment, we (the offices of Durham & Community Affairs, Climate and Sustainability, Faculty Advancement, and Interdisciplinary Studies) are accepting research proposals to engage with “Environmental and Climate Justice in the Carolinas.” The deadline for submissions is March 17, 2024. We anticipate issuing three to four awards ranging up to $150,000 with start dates as early as July 1, 2024, and ending by June 30, 2026.

We invite research proposals from full-time, regular rank Duke faculty and research staff in good standing with the university. Priority consideration will be given to proposals that:

  • Involve equitable and substantive collaborations with community partners throughout every phase of the research process;
  • Are grounded in already established community partnerships;
  • Are informed by best practices in community engaged research;
  • Demonstrate how the research project accelerates existing work;
  • Reflect a breadth of intellectual expertise;
  • Engage centrally with environmental and/or climate justice issues salient in NC and/or SC;
  • Sensibly engage graduate and undergraduate students in aspects of the anticipated research; and
  • Plan for impact or sustainability beyond the term of the grant — either through communicating research outcomes to inform ongoing efforts in NC and/or SC or laying out how research and equitable engagement and partnership might continue beyond the duration of the grant.

Deadline: March 17, 2024

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Duke full-time regular rank faculty can serve as primary investigators (PIs).

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Curriculum Development
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Social Sciences

External Deadline

March 17, 2024