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Bezos Earth Find Launches $100 million AI for Climate and Nature Grand Challenge

Research Admin Offices:


Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Grant


Applicants must accept the Grand Challenge Agreement to submit a proposal, you contact Christine Cluney, ROADS to apply.


  • DeGroote School of Business
  • Earth Environment & Society
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Health Sciences



Internal Deadline:

July 22, 2024

Sponsor Deadline:

July 30, 2024


To create and scale new solutions, the need to incentivize partnerships across experts in climate, nature, and AI. Through the Grand Challenge, these collaborators have an opportunity to bring speed, scale, accuracy, and precision to their climate and nature efforts by proposing, designing, and deploying modern AI solutions. Targeted funding — combined with access to mentorship and other in-kind resources — can incentivize collaboration, stimulate innovation, and nurture solutions that might not otherwise exist.

Additional Program Information:

Information Session June 20, 2024, 10:00 to 11:00am EDT

Potential applicants can learn more about the AI for Climate and Nature Grand Challenge at the June 20 virtual information session. The team will present an overview of the Grand Challenge and answer questions submitted in advance. Register for this session!


The first round of the Grand Challenge invites grants proposals from eligible organizations: U.S.-based 501(c)(3) entities and global academic institutions. In keeping with the Bezos Earth Fund’s commitment to equity and access, eligible applicants may collaborate with organizations all over the world to develop their proposals. Proposals from non-affiliated individuals are not eligible.

Focus Areas:

The Grand Challenge welcomes transformative ideas that will accelerate efforts to address climate change and nature loss through the use of modern AI. The first round of the Grand Challenge will focus on sustainable proteins, power grid optimization, and biodiversity conservation — as well as other visionary wildcard solutions.


Additional Details.


For more information and how to apply contact Christine Cluney, Senior Advisor, ROADS.