Funding opportunities for higher education institutions

Higher Education Partnerships for Climate Change Grants

British Council Egypt is offering this grant scheme to foster Higher Education collaboration in relation to climate resilience. As we face increasing climate concerns, universities are spearheading critical research and technological innovation, facilitating and disseminating essential learning, teaching the next generation of climate experts, supporting wider communities with outreach programmes, protecting vulnerable ecosystems, and more.

This call is one of many activities the British Council in Egypt is delivering in the run up to COP27 (the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties) which will take place in Sharm El Sheikh in November 2022. 

Higher Education Partnerships for Climate Change Grants, as part of the Going Global Partnerships programme, are awarded to collaborative partnerships between UK and Egyptian universities to support initiatives addressing climate resilience.

This initiative offers an opportunity for partnership between higher education institutes and universities in the UK and Egypt focussed on:

  • Enhancing the climate resilience and mitigation of universities and higher educations institutions themselves, and/or
  • Enhancing higher educations institutions and universities’ contribution to the resilience of communities, business, and government

The grants should be carried out for one year from April 2022 and can be used for a diverse range of projects, workshops and events in areas such as, but not limited to:

  • Improving learning, teaching, and training for climate change adaptation; example: virtual or face to face exchange or collaboration, teaching or professional practice collaboration and sharing and co-development of learning materials
  • Increasing Higher Education Institutions' faculty members and professional staff capacity in climate change adaptation; example:  fellowships or collaboration, comparative analyses, and uptake capacity building, understanding and documenting indigenous knowledge and resilience practices
  • Improving institutional resilience policies and practice adopted by universities; example: developing tools, training and approaches to support contingency and continuity of operations planning at higher education institutions
  • Virtual student mobility to achieve internationalisation in climate resilience learning at home
  • Universities to adopt climate action framework and principles, or help the strategy towards Net Zero Carbon campus
  • Universities to implement community projects with students such as Carbon Literacy induction for all students
  • Bringing students and youth voices to COP27
  • Develop and deliver series of workshops to share climate change adaptation strategies and learning materials

This call has been closed