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The Bezos Earth Fund is exploring new ideas for multiplying the impact of climate and nature efforts using modern AI. The first round of the Grand Challenge will focus on sustainable proteins, power grid optimization, and biodiversity conservation, in addition to embracing visionary wildcard solutions for climate and nature.

The Grand Challenge will offer up to $100 million in total funding over three rounds. The first round will include two phases, followed by post-award implementation. Phase 1 invites grant proposals from U.S.-based 501(c)(3) entities and global academic institutions.

Each round will include the following two phases: In Phase 1, up to 30 Seed Grantees will receive $50,000 each and an invitation to join the Phase 2 Innovation Sprint. At the end of Phase 2, up to 15 Implementation Grantees will receive up to $2 million each.

Application Deadline: Phase 1 submission deadline is July 30, 2024

Announcement: https://www.aiforclimateandnature.org/