No more fossil fuel research money

Who We Are

Fossil Free Research is a new campaign to end the toxic influence of fossil fuel money on climate change-related research in universities. It is coordinated by international student divestment and climate justice activists with the support of a wide range of academics, climate experts, and university members.

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Open Letter





We are calling on U.K. and U.S. universities to lead the way in instituting a ban on accepting fossil fuel industry funding for climate change, environmental, and energy policy research.


Oil and gas giants develop numerous research partnerships with universities, including elite players like Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, Cambridge, and Princeton. They have a clear agenda in doing so: making themselves look like legitimate partners in advancing climate solutions, and having a role in the production of knowledge around those solutions to undermine climate action.

Join Us

Want to help dismantle the fossil fuel industry’s insidious influence in academia/higher education?