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Funded Projects

2022-23 Projects

The 2022-2023 EarthLab Innovation Grants program received 33 extremely promising and high-quality letters of intent and 15 teams were encouraged to apply to submit full proposals. Each proposal was evaluated by an 11-member review committee that included faculty and staff from several disciplines and a community member. Six newly formed transdisciplinary research teams that are led by and with community partners were each awarded up to $75,000 to generate equitable and actionable science and knowledge that make a positive impact on people and communities at the intersection of climate change and social justice. The award period lasts 17 months and final products are due by September 30, 2023.

2022-23 Projects


2020-21 Projects

The 2020-2021 EarthLab Innovation Grants program received 43 extremely promising and high-quality letters of intent and 18 teams were encouraged to apply to submit full proposals. Each proposal was evaluated by an 11-member review committee that included faculty and staff from several disciplines and a community member. Four newly formed research teams were each awarded up to $75,000 to use their diverse perspectives to research a complex environmental challenge and develop actionable science that will make a positive impact on people and communities. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, final projects have been delayed until early 2022.

2020-21 Projects


2019-20 Projects

The EarthLab Innovations Grant Program was launched in 2019 to fund actionable environmental research. The inaugural request for proposals received 32 extremely promising and high-quality applications. Each proposal was evaluated by a nine-member review committee that included faculty from several disciplines. Five projects were each awarded up to $50,000 to test a concept, scope out a project, or take the first steps in developing a larger team to tackle a collaborative project.

2019-20 Projects


EarthLab + Population Health Initiative Grants

Since 2019, EarthLab has partnered with the UW Population Health Initiative to offer a jointly-funded population health pilot research grant that seeks to improve an issue of environmental resilience. The application process and timelines for this award are separate from our Innovation Grants program.

EarthLab + PHI Projects