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21 international projects recommended for funding for over 28 Million euro!   Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services II Preliminary Results   In October 2017, the Belmont Forum and BiodivERsA launched the BiodivScen joint call on “Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services” with the support of the European Commission. Supported by 26 national/regional funding organisations [...]

FAPESP postdoctoral positions are available at FGV/EAESP in the city of São Paulo (Brazil) to integrate the research team that will be working in the project “Understanding Innovative Initiatives for Governing Food, Water and Energy Nexus in Cities” supported by the Belmont Forum ( and JPI Urban Europe ( as part of the Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative – SUGI ( The fellowship will be initially for 12 months with a possible extension of another 24 months (36 months in total) and will follow the norms of the São Paulo Research Foundation – FAPESP (

The Secretariat is pleased to present the first ever annual report of the Belmont Forum.  Inside, you’ll learn all about what we’ve been up to in 2017.  From building community and growing partnerships to leveraging resources and advancing transdisciplinary science, we’ve been busy! Happy reading! Belmont Forum Annual Report 2017

The Belmont Forum is pleased to announce the publication of 22new resources submitted by Awardees on our website.  The presentations and journal articles were submitted by members of the GOTHAM and BITMAP projects.

  Twelve transnational research projects have been recommended for awards totaling 11.5 million euros from the Belmont Forum and NORFACE joint programme Transformations to Sustainability (T2S). The twelve teams with 56 principal investigators will undertake research in transformations to sustainability areas ranging from groundwater, mining, urban areas and land registration, to the role of migration [...]

Webinar: Data Skills Curricula Framework Implementation Timeframe: Thursday, April 19, 2018 16:30 UTC (9:30 PDT/12:30 EDT/18:30 CEST) CALL IN INFORMATION: Who should attend: all involved in data skills capacity building, connecting researchers to data, developing science sharing materials or platforms, working to promote the principles of open science, or are curious about data literacy. [...]

The Belmont Forum is launching a four-year Collaborative Research Action (CRA) on Science-driven e-Infrastructure Innovation (SEI) for the Enhancement of Transnational, Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Data Use in Environmental Change.

 Urban Europe and Belmont Forum joint call    The Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative (SUGI) Food Water Enery Nexus approach provides a unique collaboration framework for technical and social scientists, small and large businesses, cities and non-governmental organisations, to tackle the urban challenges of food, energy and water nexus. This first-of-a-kind cooperation between JPI Urban Europe and the [...]

On December 14, 2017, Belmont Forum Secretariat Executive Director Dr. Erica Key, Communications Officer Susanna Ehlers and University of Arizona Professor Barron Joseph Orr held a town hall at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.

Key’s presentation, Belmont Forum: Strategic Opportunities for Productive Partnerships, provided an overview of the Belmont Forum’s unique approach to funding collaborative, transdisciplinary, international research.

The Belmont Forum endorsed a Data Skills Curricula Framework to enhance information management skills for data-intensive science at its annual Plenary Meeting held in November. The Framework was developed by the Forum’s e-Infrastructures and Data Management (e-I&DM) Project to improve data literacy, security and sharing in data-intensive, transdisciplinary global change research.