April 29, 2014 Call for proposals: Arctic Observing and Research for Sustainability


On 28 mars 2014, recipe a call for proposals on Arctic Observing and Research for Sustainability was launched by The Belmont Forum. This call is part of Belmont Forum’s Collaborative Research Actions and seeks to bring together integrated teams of natural scientists, social scientists and stakeholders to develop innovative approaches to challenges such as a dramatic decline in sea ice extent and volume, shifting migration patterns of both people and animals, and a growing demand for oil and energy infrastructure. Moreover, such networks can support decision-making towards a sustainable Arctic environment.

Project proposals should be interdisciplinary, multinational research projects composed of participants from three or more countries (for a complete list of participating countries please visit the Belmont Forum website). By utilize existing Arctic observing systems, data sets and models proposals should evaluate key sustainability challenges and opportunities in the Arctic region across one or more of four possible themes: 1) The natural and living environment; 2) The built environment and infrastructures; 3) Natural resource management and development; and 4) Governance.

Grants of between €200,000 and €1 million are available, depending on country, and researchers in Sweden can apply for up to € 245,000. (Supporting research funder: NordForsk, National Annex attached.)

You will find more information about the research themes, eligibility, and the proposal portal, as well as how to access the researcher matching tool, on the IGFA Belmont Forum website.

The submission deadline: 31 July 2014.

If you have questions about the call or Belmont Forum, contact Ellenor Devine, coordinator (ellenor.devine@sseess.kva.se).

About the Belmont Forum

The Belmont Forum is a group of the world’s major funders of global environmental change research and international science councils, and is the Council of Principals for the International Group of Funding Agencies for Global Change Research (IGFA). By aligning and mobilizing international resources it aims to accelerate the delivery of environmental research needed to remove critical barriers to sustainability. SSEESS is a member of IGFA since 2011.