Climate Change Related Research

Climate change impacts nearly every aspect of our society and environment with ramifications that span local, state, national, and global scales. Supporting research that addresses climate change impacts to our natural and built environments, and to both human, animal, and ecosystem health, are of the utmost importance if we are to curb the negative consequences of a warming planet and contribute to solutions.

As an R1 institution and the land grant university in the state of Washington, WSU recognizes its opportunities for, and capacity to, support climate change related research. To this end, the Office of Research and the Center for Environmental Research, Education, and Outreach (CEREO) have established a Climate Change Related Research Working Group. The purpose of the Working Group is to engage and help strengthen climate change related research at WSU. In Fall 2023, the Working Group held three scoping workshops to capture the breadth of climate change related strengths at WSU. The insights gained from these workshops will be used to help align WSU strategic initiatives and resources to support these critical areas of work in the coming years.

Proposal Development Workshops and Funding Opportunity

Do you have new research ideas and are looking for ways to fund them? Are you interested in finding more money to support student research? 

In Spring 2024, the Center for Environmental Research, Education, and Outreach (CEREO) will host an in-person and virtual discussion series aimed at improving your odds of securing externally-funded grants.  This series is geared towards faculty teams who are interested in interdisciplinary, climate change-related, and/or environmental-focused proposal development. Each discussion session will focus on a specific call and will include a general overview of the request for proposals, specific advice for successful submissions, and time for idea generation with colleagues. This discussion series will culminate in a call for Climate and Environmental Research Proposal Development Workshop applications in April 2024 sponsored by CEREO and the Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships (ORAP).