April 8, 2015 Funding opportunities for proposals on Climate Predictability and Inter-Regional Linkages

The Belmont Forum and JPI Climate are currently seeking proposals for their new Climate Services CRA on ‘Climate Predictability and Inter-regional Linkages’. Swedish researchers are also eligible to apply for this call. Submission deadline is 1 June 2015.

Requirements

This call for proposals aims to contribute to the overall challenge of developing climate services with a focus on inter-regional linkages role in climate variability and predictability. The objective of Climate Services is to provide more reliable climate information for the near future (months to decades) relevant for local and regional users. The drivers and mechanisms linking Poles and Monsoons for societal usefulness of climate services are of particular interest for the call by the Belmont Forum und JPI Climate.

Projects should address one or more of the following topics:

  • Topic 1- Understanding past and current variability and trends of regional extremes
  • Topic 2- Predictability and prediction skills for near?future variability and trends of regional extremes
  • Topic 3? Co?construction of near term forecast products with users

Further information about the call ‘CRA 2015 – Climate Predictability and Inter-Regional Linkages’ and requirements on the Belmont Forum website.

Funding opportunities for researchers in Sweden

Researchers within consortia applying will get funding from their respective national funding organisations whose normal terms and conditions for project funding apply in this context too. For Sweden, diagnosis it is the Swedish Research Council for Environment, mind Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas) that supports this call with up to 200 k € per proposal (eligible for all three topics). The general rules for research and development projects are listed in the Formas Handbook and the National Contact Point is Lisa Almesjö (Lisa.Almesjo@formas.se).

About JPI Climate and the Belmont Forum

The Joint Programming Initiative “Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe” (JPI Climate) was established as part of the effort to deal with climate change as one of the Grand Challenges. JPI Climate seeks to facilitate integrated climate knowledge and decision support services for societal innovation towards a climate-friendly and climate-proof Europe. JPI Climate provides a platform for aligning national research priorities, coordinating the research base in Europe, and responding to the needs of the European society, through innovative inter- and trans-disciplinary approaches and flexible collaborative governance.

The Belmont Forum is a group of the world’s major and emerging funders of global environmental change research and international science councils. It aims to accelerate delivery of the environmental research needed to remove critical barriers to sustainability by aligning and mobilising international resources. Belmont Forum funding is intended to add value to existing national investments and support international partnership in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary scientific endeavours.