Nearly two thirds of CSSN’s annual budget is dedicated to grant funding for academic researchers. To date, we’ve funded dozens of projects that contribute new insights to the growing field of climate social science.
Develop an understanding of the key organizational actors in climate change political action, both domestically and internationally, and their relationships with one another, including funding and contracting relationships, overlapping board memberships, and collaborative efforts. These include organizational entities such as advocacy organizations, think tanks, trade associations, ad hoc coalitions, corporations, foundations, universities, and public relations firms.
Chart the origin, nature, and extent of climate change political activity. This includes activities such as lobbying, political contributions, advertising campaigns, corporate promotion and public relations campaigns, grassroots mobilization, and media outreach efforts.
Understand how organizational efforts impact cultural, intellectual, and media discourse on climate change, and how this coverage impacts public and elite understanding of this issue, and its impacts on the political process.
Examine the process of establishing climate and energy policy and how institutional actors influence governance decisions that impact on climate change.
Compile and promulgate data sets and information that supports this research agenda.
CSSN Grants are open exclusively to our CSSN Scholar community. Grant proposals are invited once per year and are listed on our Requests for Proposals page.