The Degrees Research Funds are the first international SRM funds and the first ones aimed exclusively at scientists in developing countries.
The Degrees Modelling Fund was launched as the DECIMALS Fund (Developing Country Impacts Modelling Analysis for SRM) in 2018, in partnership with The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). It is the largest SRM research initiative in the world by number of scientists, having supported over 150 researchers working across 26 projects hosted in 21 developing countries. It has awarded over $1,800,000 in grants to date.
In 2023, the Degrees Initiative launched the Degrees Socio-Political Fund. It is the first fund for SRM research in the social sciences aimed exclusively at the Global South. The inaugural projects will be announced in the first half of 2024.