Weather and Atmospheric Science


chemistry, physics, engineering, earth science, materials science, economics, social science, data science, computer science

Atmospheric sciences affect and address a huge range of research topics and concerns. From climate change to economics, huge datasets to prediction modeling, weather is all around us.

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Tornadoes, Casualties, and Climate Change

Tornadoes are violent rotating winds that kill people and destroy property. My recent work shows that tornado...

How do parks cool Baltimore?

Many cities have proposed greening initiatives to offset local global warming, but these are difficult to...

More About This Challenge

The sciency details

Challenge Amount:
Submission Deadline:
Aug 11, 2016
Campaign Launch:
Aug 15, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

How do challenge grants work?

Challenge grants are sponsored prizes. We will accept proposals for campaigns related to weather, and all the campaigns will launch together on August 15th, 2016. The project with the highest number of backers after the third week will receive an additional $1,000. There are two runners-up prizes of $250 each.

When will the grant be awarded?

On September 7th at 5PM PT, the prizes will be awarded according to the posted schedule.

Can I still submit a project?

We are no longer accepting projects for this grant, however we will be launching many more challenge grant opportunities. Sign up for our mailing list for up-to-date community news.

Please Note:

If we see suspicious acitivity of researchers or backers potentially cheating during the challenge, the project will be completely disqualified from winning the grant.

Challenge Aims

We are seeking proposals from atmospheric science, meteorology, and climate change researchers. Field work, software, data analyses, modeling, sampling, visualizations, human-environment interactions, interdisciplinary work -- it all fits if it's related to the atmosphere. Please get in touch with our team if you're interested, but unsure about whether your idea would work as an Experiment campaign for this challenge.

We will select roughly 15 projects to join the Weather Challenge Grant Program. Each project will run as an individual crowdfunding campaign. The projects will all launch on the same day for 30 days. 

In the 3rd week the Experiment project that has the most backers will receive an additional $1,000 grant. The two runner up projects will receive $250 each.

Project Eligilibity

Any project working on weather, atmospheric science, climate change, or a related aspect is invited to participate -- please get in touch if you aren't sure about your idea, by emailing us at Interdisciplinary projects are more than welcome! Researchers must be based out of institutions or organizations in the US, UK, Australia, or Canada.

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