DECIMALS Fund – second call for proposals opens today

The Degrees Initiative, in partnership with TWAS, The World Academy of Sciences, is pleased to announce the opening of the second call for proposals for the DECIMALS Fund. DECIMALS (Developing Country Impacts Modelling Analysis for SRM) supports teams of scientists in the Global South as they model how solar radiation modification geoengineering (SRM) might affect the climate in their regions.

DECIMALS is the only research fund aimed at developing countries and emerging economies and to date it has supported the first SRM research in South America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States.

Grants of up to USD 75,000 will support scientists as they explore how SRM could affect the climate impacts that matter most locally, from droughts to cyclones to precipitation changes. The DECIMALS Fund is about more than just research and its wider goals include capacity-building, community-building, and expanding the conversation around SRM. DECIMALS research teams therefore receive financial support to attend conferences, and to collaborate with each other and with SRM experts from around the world.

Please visit this page if you would like more information about the grants, eligibility, and the application process. Researchers are not expected to be SRM experts at the time of application as there has been little SRM research across the Global South to date. The call is open from now until 15 July 2022 (23:59 CEST).