The Rutgers Climate and Energy Institute builds upon 20 years of Rutgers–New Brunswick investments into a world-class faculty and staff engaged across the RCEI themes. RCEI will collaborate with the Rutgers Office of Climate Action and other units across Rutgers that engage with climate and energy science. In the face of the ongoing climate crisis, RCEI represents a renewed commitment to collaboration and scholarship that can enable a brighter climate future.

In support of this, RCEI is offering multiple programs to foster collaboration and progress.

Renewable Energy, Technology and Energy Conservation

Advancing technologies in renewable energy and energy conservation.

Human Dimensions of Climate Mitigation, Adaptation, and Resilience

Understanding the causes of climate change, the societal, economic, and behavioral impacts of climate change and the ways in which people and institutions respond to these changes.

Earth System Science

Researching the complexities and dynamics of Earth's physical, geochemical, and biological systems.

Climate Change Communication and Environmental Humanities

Raising awareness and inspiring action through the arts and humanities.

Ideation Program

RCEI will provide resources and staff to support ideation sessions and inter-disciplinary synthesis working groups that galvanize scholarly efforts across RU-NB to move ideas into action.

Grant Development Program

RCEI will provide resources, space, and staff support for faculty and staff groups that are engaged in grant writing that will fund innovative convergent climate change scholarship.

Seed Funding Competition

RCEI will host a yearly competition for research and curriculum development grants designed to jump-start innovative approaches to climate change education and scholarship.

Grant Facilitator

RCEI will hire a dedicated full-time staff member to assist affiliates with grant identification, writing, and development.