Faculty Climate Action Champion Program - Apply by Sept. 15

August 28, 2015

The Faculty Climate Action Champion Program will honor one Berkeley faculty member for outstanding teaching, research, and public service in the areas of climate change solutions, action, and broad engagement.  This award will also provide the Champion with $25,000 to develop, improve, transform, and expand this teaching and research work in an interdisciplinary manner over the course of the tenure period.  The Champion and their project scope are intended to help meet and focus student demand for climate-action and education and to inspire a wider range of faculty to take up the challenge of engaged research and education to achieve carbon neutrality. 

All UC Berkeley faculty, lecturers SOE and UCCE Specialists are eligible to apply.  The Champion’s tenure will be from October 2015 through December 2016, and the funding is intended to be expended during this time period.  An additional $5,000 will also be available to fund associated engagement events and outreach to the community. 

This year the Climate Action Champion program will be offered at each of the 10 UC campuses as part of President Napolitano’s faculty recognition and incentive efforts to support the UC 2025 Carbon Neutrality Initiative.  This program is a pilot and comes with one-time funding from the Office of the President.  During this pilot period Berkeley will evaluate whether to continue this program beyond this first offering.

The application packet is due September 15, 2015 at 5:00pm.

The Champion program at the Berkeley campus is being sponsored by the Dean Keith Gilless, College of Natural Resources.

If you have questions or need additional information on the application, contact Kira Stoll, Office of Sustainability and Energy, stoll@berkeley.edu; 510-642-0074.