Keeling Curve Prize by Global Warming Mitigation Project ($35,000)

Award/Grant Competition Global Warming Mitigation Project (GWMP) posted 1 year ago

Opportunity Description

The Keeling Curve Prize (KCP) 2023 by the Global Warming Mitigation Project (GWMP) accepts applications to reward creative solutions and activities that address global warming concerns. The Global Warming Mitigation Projects (GWMP) is a non-profit organization that identifies, activates, and accelerates activities and projects for better climate. The GWMP is working toward reducing carbon emissions and seeking projects with a proven track record of mitigating greenhouse gases in our planet’s atmosphere. 

The Keeling Curve graph shows the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earth’s atmosphere since 1958. It bears the name of its originator, Dr. Charles David Keeling. Since its inception, the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere has steadily increased, indicating anthropogenic climate change. As a result, it is now attempting to bend the curvature back down.


  • Application Deadline: February 10, 2023 (11:29 a.m. AFT)
  • Host Organization: Global Warming Mitigation Project (GWMP)
  • Gender: Male/Female
  • Number of Positions: 10 (2 projects in each category)
  • Degree: None  
  • Eligible Countries: All Countries 
  • Program Duration: N/A
  • Language Required: English
  • Fields: Climate Change  


The Keeling Curve Prize awards $35,000 to two projects in each category each year.

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Prize Categories

The Keeling Curve Prize has five categories for CO2 reduction as follows:  

  1. Carbon Sinks (Natural and Engineered): Projects of this category develop technological and natural-based strategies for capturing and utilizing heat-trapping gases from the atmosphere or oceans.
  2. Energy: Projects of this category decarbonize energy, support zero-carbon energy innovations, and pave the way for global improvements in the supply, distribution, and access to low- or zero-emissions energy systems.
  3. Finance: Projects in this category involve putting financial mechanisms and economics to use in greenhouse gas reduction or reversal ventures.
  4. Social and Cultural Pathways: Projects of this category are changing how people think, understand, and act about human impacts on the planet. They are attempting to answer the question, What socially and culturally it takes to progress beyond fossil fuels?
  5. Transport and Mobility: Projects in this area are reimagining and reinventing all vehicles, powers, and transportation choices for people and products. These initiatives will address the carbon footprint of the cars themselves and the routes they take.

Eligibility Criteria

Start-ups, entrepreneurs, university research groups, a community leader or non-profit, or an entrepreneur at a large company or organization with innovative projects or solutions can apply for the Prize. Applicants should meet the following requirements to apply for the Prize:

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  • Applications are open for ongoing initiatives or programs from anywhere in the world.
  • The Keeling Curve Prize is for current programs and projects.
  • Applications based on previous work, unimplemented ideas, or untested theories are not eligible.
  • For accuracy, applications are only acceptable in the English language.
  • Your project could be eligible for more than one award category.
  • The application form asks you to select a primary category for your application but also allows you to provide alternative classes for consideration.
  • Applicants can only win in one class.
  • Applicants who still need to earn an award can apply again this year.
  • Previous prize winners may apply for new projects different from their previously won projects and use other technologies and approaches to reduce or boost greenhouse gas emissions uptake.

How to Apply?

Eligible applicants can submit their applications via the online portal using the link below.


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For detailed information regarding Keeling Curve Prize (KCP), please visit the GWMP’s Website or read the FAQs section. 

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