Collaborative Grants Program
China Environment and Health Initiative
Collaborative Grants Awards
In December 2008, the China Environment and Health Initiative of the Social Science Research Council made seven small grants for collaborative research on environment and health in China. Each project incorporates both social science and health or environmental science perspectives. Together, the projects address many of the most challenging environment-related health risks facing rural areas in China, including non-point pollution, intensive animal husbandry, pollution from industry and mining, and changes in agricultural practices and lifestyles. Research will be conducted in six provinces in South China. In January 19-21, grantees attended a research design workshop in Kunming.
For a list of grantees, please click here.
The focus of the 2008 round of awards was on rural issues. For 2009, the focus will be on environmental health problems in urban areas and in the context of urbanization. The Call for Proposals for the 2009 round will be issued on March 15, 2009.