December 21, 2020
Scientists with the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research will receive critical funding for their work on climate variability and climate change thanks to the Pandemic-Affected Research Continuation Initiative (PARCI). The PARCI is provided through the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate and offers financial assistance to research projects that are facing a shortage of funds due to challenges brought about by COVID-19.
Dan Vimont, professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and co-director of the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research shared, “While this initiative will help CCR maintain our pursuit of the Wisconsin Idea through world-class research and outreach on the causes and impacts of climate change, it does more. In addition to recognizing the importance of our colleagues for what they do, it also recognizes the importance of who they are: parents, spouses and family members who are also world-class scientists. As we face what we expect will be a challenging time for the university and for research funding, this is welcome help to our center and to our scientists.” Read more.