Request for Proposal (RFP) – California’s Fifth Climate Change Assessment – Core Climate Research
In the last decade, Californians have endured severe drought, floods, historic wildfires, rising seas, and record temperatures all driven by climate change. Fostering resilience to these impacts requires sustained investment in climate change research and science.
The California Institute for Energy and Environment at the University of California, Berkeley, in partnership with the California Natural Resources Agency and the Fifth Assessment team, is pleased to announce a new solicitation to fund a suite of research products that fill demonstrable gaps in the scientific literature related to understanding and adapting to climate change impacts in California. This suite of original climate research will help fill critical knowledge gaps and set a foundation used to inform subsequent Fifth Assessment products, including a series of regional synthesis reports, statewide topical synthesis reports, and a statewide summary of Fifth Assessment findings and key takeaways. Visit OPR’s website for more information about the Fifth Assessment’s overall timeline and process.
The proposal submissions period is now closed. A Notice of Intent to Award identifying proposals selected for funding is anticipated to be posted by early to mid-October 2023, date subject to change as needed.
The California Natural Resources Agency hosted an informational webinar regarding this solicitation on June 13, 2023. The webinar covers the overall goals of the solicitation, timelines, and proposal submission.