No More Fossil Fuel Money in Higher Education

Who We Are

Fossil Free Research is an organization that supports the international movement of students and faculty working to expose and dismantle fossil fuel industry’s toxic influence on higher education, especially concerning climate-related research.

Our campaign has received coverage from:

Open Letter





Our open letter calls on universities to lead the way in instituting a ban on accepting fossil fuel industry funding for climate change, environmental, and energy policy research. Its signatories include IPCC authors, Nobel Prize winners, and prominent political leaders.


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?