The Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge 2024 (€25,000 Prize)

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Application Deadline: 13th of November 2023.

The Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge is one of the Elsevier Foundation’s flagship partnerships. Together with Elsevier’s Chemistry journals, the Elsevier Foundation provides funding of 25,000 euros for 2 winning projects per year, implementing green & sustainable chemistry solutions in the Global South – advancing both Climate Action (SDG 13) and Gender Equity (SDG 5). 

Climate change is the most important challenge affecting the future of our planet and it is essential that we take action. We also know that chemical sciences play a critical role in developing a sustainable future. UN Sustainable Development Goal 13, Climate Action, underscores the need to “[…] promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalized communities”.

Through its focus on Climate Action, the Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge also supports SDG5, Gender Equality , recognizing the pivotal role that women play in combating climate change.


  • The Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge awards 2 prizes of €25,000 each.
  • The winners will be announced at the 8th Elsevier Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference (13-15 May 2024) in Dresden, Germany.
  • The Challenge award projects that use green and sustainable chemistry solutions to tackle some of the developing world’s greatest sustainability challenges – encouraging researchers to come up with new solutions.


The Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge is articulated in the following phases. 

• Submission phase: this is the general submission period. Proposals can be submitted from 15th of September 2023 to the 13th of November 2023.
• Reviewing phase: out of all submitted proposals, the top tier eligible proposals will be selected by a panel of reviewers and will be advanced to the judging phase.
• Judging phase: the scientific jury will evaluate the proposals and identify the finalists. The Top 5 finalists will be selected to compete for the two prizes and will be invited to present their proposal at the 8th Elsevier Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference (13-15 May 2024).

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge 2024

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