Call for Applications: ACU Commonwealth Climate Resilience Challenge Grants 2022 (Deadline extended to 14 Jan 2022)

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is currently inviting applications for the Commonwealth Climate Resilience Challenge Grants. The grants are awarded to academic and professional staff at ACU member universities, including CUHK, to support initiatives addressing climate resilience.

Scope of support

The grants support collaborative work with a focus on strengthening the climate resilience of universities and/or enhancing universities’ contribution to the resilience of communities, business and government.

Four grants of up to GBP 2,500 each are available. The grants can be used for a diverse range of projects, workshops, and events in areas such as:

  • Improving learning, teaching, and training for climate change adaptation, such as virtual exchange or collaboration, teaching or professional practice collaboration and sharing and co-development of learning materials
  • Increasing the research capacity of Commonwealth Climate Resilience Network members in climate change adaptation, such as virtual fellowships or collaboration, comparative analyses, research management and uptake capacity building, understanding and documenting indigenous knowledge and resilience practices
  • Improving institutional resilience policies and practice adopted by Commonwealth universities, such as developing tools, training and approaches to support contingency and continuity of operations planning at higher education institutions

The project should cover a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months.

Applicants are encouraged to collaborate with other ACU member universities to promote further Commonwealth partnerships. Applications that are led by ACU members but are in partnership with institutions outside the network are also accepted.

Interested parties should first register for a MyACU account and log in to the system to access the application form. Application should be submitted with the required information by 14 January 2022, 16:00 UTC.

For further information, please refer to the webpage. For enquiries, please send an email to

Applicants are advised to send a copy of their application to the Office of Academic Links (c/o Ms. LAI Ching Yee; for record.

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