Collaborative Research Actions (CRAs) / Opportunities

Collaborative Research Actions (CRAs) are the Forum’s equivalent of a call for proposals.

In order to make progress against the Belmont Challenge and help deliver international collaboration, the Belmont Forum has developed Collaborative Research Actions (CRAs):

  • Address the Belmont Challenge priorities
  • Lever Belmont Forum members existing investments
  • Bring together new partnership

Open CRAs / Opportunities

Africa Regional Call

List of All CRAs

This is a sortable list of all of the CRAs. Click on a column to sort. Click on the CRA ID or Title to find more information.

Year CRA ID CRA Title
2024 ARC Africa Regional Call
2023 CCH 2023 Climate and Cultural Heritage
2023 CEH II 2023 Climate, Environment, and Health II
2022 SSCP 2022 Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production
2022 Migration 2022 Integrated Approaches to Human Migration / Mobility in an Era of Rapid Global Change
2020 Pathways 2020 Transdisciplinary Research for Pathways to Sustainability
2020 Soils 2020 Towards Sustainability of Soils and Groundwater for Society
2019 CEH 2019 Climate, Environment and Health
2019 DR3 2019 Disaster Risk, Reduction and Resilience
2019 Arctic II 2019 Resilience in Rapidly Changing Arctic Systems
2018 Oceans 2018 Transdisciplinary Research for Ocean Sustainability
2018 SEI 2018 Science-driven e-Infrastructure Innovation (SEI) for the Enhancement of Transnational, Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Data Use in Environmental Change
2017 Biodiversity II 2017 Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services II
2016 T2S 2016 Transformations 2 Sustainability
2016 Nexus 2016 Food-Water-Energy Nexus / Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative (SUGI)
2015 Climate 2015 Climate Predictability and Inter-Regional Linkages
2015 Mountains 2015 Mountains as Sentinels of Change
2014 Arctic I 2014 Arctic Observing and Research for Sustainability
2014 Biodiversity I 2014 Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
2013 Food 2013 Food Security and Land Use Change
2012 Coastal 2012 Coastal Vulnerability
2012 Freshwater 2012 Freshwater Security

CRA Details

Africa Regional Call

Africa Regional Call (ARC)

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The Belmont Forum is pleased to announce the launch of the Africa Regional Collaborative Research Action.

In support of the African Union’s climate, environment, and sustainability goals and priority areas for Agenda 2063, the National Research Foundation, South Africa (NRF) has led the development of this Belmont Forum Collaborative Research Action (CRA) to address knowledge gaps and priorities in addressing climate change vulnerability across the continent. Three themes (or areas) of concern emerged from scoping sessions with the community:

  • Area 1 – Water – Energy – Food – Health Nexus
  • Area 2 – Pollution
  • Area 3 – Disaster Preparedness, Responsiveness, and Recovery

In addition to the three call Areas, green and blue economy was identified as a cross-cutting issue and education and awareness were identified as cross-cutting activities to be encouraged.

Proposals should include a strong and deliberate linkage between the societal and
environmental aspects within global environmental challenges to ensure that they
meet the Belmont Challenge for international transdisciplinary research: to provide
knowledge for understanding, mitigating, and/or adapting to global environmental
Change.

Given the complexity and scope of these challenges, research consortia must be truly
transdisciplinary, thus including researchers from: a) social sciences/humanities/economics and b) natural sciences/physical sciences/engineering/technology, as well as c) societal partners (i.e. citizens, industry, civil society organizations), using a participatory, co-designed and co-implementation approach. Additional knowledge holders are welcome to be part of the proposing consortium once this minimum criterion is met.

Successful proposals must address and deliver on at least one of the three themes identified above, with cross-cutting linkages across multiple Areas and the integration of blue and green economies, education, and awareness encouraged.

Details of the call and the application process are provided via the application portal bfgo.org. There are also training modules available for proposers on the Belmont Forum YouTube channel. Before starting to prepare proposals, applicants are advised to contact their funding organisation(s) as listed in the annex documents for the call.

Call Documents

Call Logistics

  • Call Opens: 24 May 2024
  • Registrations Due: 31 August 2024, 20:00 UTC

Call Documents – Funding Annexes

Annex Eligible Countries / Locations Funding Agency Abbr. Funding Agency Funding Agency Website
France ANR French National Research Agency anr.fr
Annex Germany BMBF Federal Ministry of Education and Research bmbf.de
Botswana DRKB Department of Research and Knowledge Business
Annex African countries on the 2024-2025 OECD DAC List FE Future Earth Organisation futureearth.org
Mozambique FNI Fundo Nacional de Investigação fni.gov.mz
Annex All countries IOC International Oceanographic Commission ioc.unesco.org
Annex Democratic Republic of Congo MSRTI Ministry of Scientific Research and Technology Innovation facebook.com/MinistereRsit
Namibia NCRST National Commission on Research Science and Technology ncrst.na
Annex Rwanda NCST National Council for Science and Technology ncst.gov.rw
Annex Kenya NRF KE National Research Fund nrf.go.ke
Annex South Africa NRF SA National Research Foundation www.nrf.ac.za
Annex United States NSF National Science Foundation nsf.gov
Annex Ghana ReGIG Research and Grant Institute of Ghana regig.org
Annex Switzerland SNSF Swiss National Science Foundation snf.ch
Annex All countries SOI Schmidt Ocean Institute schmidtocean.org

Climate and Cultural Heritage

Climate and Cultural Heritage
(CCH 2023)

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The Belmont Forum and the Joint Programming Initiatives Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe (JPI Climate) and Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPI CH) are pleased to announce the launch of a Collaborative Research Action (CRA) on the theme Climate and Cultural Heritage – Collaborative research to address urgent challenges.

This Call aims to support transdisciplinary and convergent research approaches on cultural heritage and climate change, to foster collaboration among the research community across several regions, and to contribute to knowledge advances and policy change at the global level. Applicants are invited to submit research proposals that address at least one of the three call themes:

  1. The Impact of Climate Change on Cultural Heritage;
  2. Cultural Heritage as a Resource for Climate Mitigation and Adaptation;
  3. Sustainable Solutions for Heritage.

Please read the Call for Proposals and National Annexes for further details about the themes, project requirements and timetable. Please note the deadline for submitting a proposal is on Friday 8 September, 20:00 UTC.

Details of the call and the application process are provided via the application portal bfgo.org.

Please contact the Thematic Program Office at cultural-heritage-climate-2023@anr.fr and cch@nwo.nl; and/or Funding Organizations’ contact point, as indicated in the annexes below.

Info Event and Matchmaking

The Thematic Program Office has presented the CRA and answered questions from prospective applicants at an online Info Event on Tuesday 16 May, 10:00 UTC. You can watch the recording here and access the FAQ here.

An online Matchmaking Platform, which aims at supporting consortium building and fostering networking, particularly for Early Career Researchers, is also be available to all prospective applicants. 

If you would like to join the matchmaking platform, please sign up using this form.

Timeline

  • Launch: 26 April 2023
  • Info Event: 16 May, 10:00-11:00 UTC
  • Deadline for submitting Full Proposals : 8 September 2023, 20:00 UTC
  • Eligibility checks : September
  • Evaluation by Panel of Experts: October – November
  • Funding decision: November
  • Funding decision communicated to applicants: December
  • Projects start: January – June 2024

Project Requirements

  • Proposals must address at least one of the three call themes, with cross-cutting linkages across all three themes encouraged.
  • Proposals must be submitted by a Consortium of minimum three Principal Investigators (PIs) from three different countries, which also involves at least one Societal Partner (SP).
  • LPIs and PIs must request funding from a Funding Organization, on behalf of their host institutions, and cannot participate in a self-funded or in-kind capacity. Please note that a researcher may be involved in a maximum of two proposals as PI (except for research applicants based in Lithuania who can only be involved in one proposal as PI or other primary project implementer) and cannot be involved in more than one proposal as LPI.
  • Additional consortium members may participate in a self-funded capacity if the minimum requirement of participants from three countries requesting funding from three Funding Organizations is met. They can join the Consortium as Associate Principal Investigators (API) or Societal Partners (SP), depending on their expected roles in the project.
  • Consortia must be transnational and transdisciplinary.
  • The projects must last up to 3 years (36 months) and start no later than 30 June 2024.

Call Documents

Call Documents – Funding Annexes

Annex Eligible Countries / Locations Funding Agency Abbr. Funding Agency Funding Agency Website
Annex Austria FFG for BMBWF Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) on behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) ffg.at
Annex Belgium BELSPO Belgian Science Policy Office belspo.be
Annex Czech Republic MSMT Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic msmt.cz
Annex France ANR French National Research Agency www.anr.fr
Annex Ireland IEPA Irish Environmental Protection Agency epa.ie
Annex Italy MUR Ministry of Universities and Research researchitaly.mur.gov.it
Annex Lithuania RCL Research Council of Lithuania lmt.lt
Annex The Kingdom of the Netherlands NWO Dutch Research Council nwo.nl
Annex Norway RCN Research Council of Norway rcn.no
Annex Spain AEI Agencia Estatal de Investigacion aei.gob.es
Annex Switzerland SNSF Swiss National Science Foundation snf.ch
Annex Thailand NRCT National Research Council of Thailand nrct.go.th
Annex Türkiye TÜBITAK The Scientific and Technological Research Council tubitak.gov.tr
Annex
Finance Form
United Kingdom AHRC Arts and Humanities Research Council ahrc.ukri.org
Annex United States NSF National Science Foundation nsf.gov

This table reflects the final confirmed list of Funding Organizations for this CRA. Any organization previously listed on this table will not be able to commit funding before the full proposal submission deadline and should therefore not be listed as a funder in proposals.

Background

Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) were established to pool national research efforts and foster the implementation of the European Research Area (ERA) to address grand societal challenges. JPIs are flexible intergovernmental partnerships with the aim of better aligning the research and innovation investments spent at the national level. They involve countries that voluntarily agree to work in partnership towards common visions encapsulated in Strategic Research and Innovation Agendas and implemented through joint activities.

The Belmont Forum is a group of funding agencies from around the world that support transdisciplinary, globally-representative research groups and coproduction/participatory methods to address various global environmental change topics. Topics are addressed through CRAs and the Cultural Heritage and Climate CRA is among three research calls that will be launched in 2023.

The call results from a White Paper jointly developed and published in March 2022 by the two JPIs and from joint workshops held with the Belmont Forum in June and September 2022 aimed at identifying and incorporating research priorities from Africa, the Americas and Asia.

Climate, Environment, and Health II

Climate, Environment, & Health II
(CEH 2023)

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Belmont Forum’s Latest Collaborative Research Action will address the nexus of Climate, Environment, and Health. The purpose of this call is to address an unmet need to promote, mobilize, and establish an inclusive, transdisciplinary funding scheme, through the preservation and celebration of diverse communities, research topics, ecosystems, and creative transformative solutions. One ambitious goal for this CRA will hopefully create a comprehensive culture shift through education, research, service, and advocacy to inspire a world where all animals and humans can thrive — through the integration of human medicine, veterinary medicine, and environmental science — and by adapting and protecting Earth’s natural systems for generations to come.

Call themes:

  • Theme 1 – Decision-science of environmental behavior and implementation
  • Theme 2 – Food, Environment, and Biological Security
  • Theme 3 – Climate Risks to Ecosystems & Populations

Details of the call are located above and the application process will not open to the public until 15 April 2023, 20:00:00 UTC, via the application portal https://bfgo.org. Pre-Proposals are due 15 July 2023 at 20:00:00 UTC.  THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL  17 July 2023 at 20:00:00 UTC.

Capacity building activities will span from 15 February 2023 until January 2024. These events will be updated through our social media channels or collated within the Belmont Forum calendar (www.belmontforum.org/calendar).

There are also training modules that will be made available by announcing through social media, news announcements on this website, or on the calendar mentioned above. To clarify the application and eligibility process, Belmont Forum will host several workshops and seminars with the funding agencies; additionally, Belmont Forum will also create an interactive webpage to help applicants collate the information provided by the group of program coordinators.

Upcoming Events:

There will not be any more public CEH2 events. Upcoming CEH2 events will be sent to consortium leads as they prepare for the full proposal.

NB: the program coordinators will be updated between 15 February 2023 until 15 July 2023. Before starting to prepare proposals, applicants are advised to contact their funding organization(s) as listed in the annex documents for the call.

Past Recorded Events:





Requirement:
Proposals eligible to receive funding from at least three participating Partner Organizations established in three different countries and should include researchers from the natural sciences (including climate), health/medical sciences, social and economic sciences or humanities, as well as societal partners (i.e. public health organizations, civil society organizations, and non-governmental organizations). Researchers and societal partners from countries not supported by any of the partner agencies can participate in the research project at their own expense.

For more information contact info@belmontforum.org, insert in the title “CEH2 query”

Call Documents

Call Documents – Funding Annexes

Annex Eligible Countries / Locations Funding Agency Abbr. Funding Agency Funding Agency Website
Annex Uruguay ANII National Agency for Research and Innovation anii.org.uy
Annex Applicable to successfully funded CEH2 proposals AllEnvi Alliance Nationale de recherche pour l’Environnement allenvi.fr
Annex France ANR Agence Nationale de la Recherche anr.fr
Annex São Paulo, Brazil FAPESP São Paulo Research Foundation (Brazil) fapesp.br
Annex Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African, Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic, Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali ,Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Syrian Arab Republic, Algeria, Belize, Bolivia, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, El Salvador, Eswatini, Ghana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Micronesia, Mongolia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New, Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Tokelau, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, West Bank and Gaza Strip, and Zimbabwe FE Future Earth, USA Hub futureearth.org
Annex Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil (excluding São Paulo), Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay IAI Inter-American Institute iai.int
Annex Switzerland + Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, and Peruin-kind, provisions for mountain-related themes in proposals MRI Mountain Research Initiative mountainresearchinitiative.org
Annex South Africa NRF National Research Foundation www.nrf.ac.za
Annex Chinese Taipei NSTC National Science and Technology Council www.nstc.gov.tw
Annex Americas (North & South) PAHO Pan American Health Organization paho.org
Annex Norway PLUS Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African, Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic, Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali ,Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Syrian Arab Republic, Algeria, Belize, Bolivia, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, El Salvador, Eswatini, Ghana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Micronesia, Mongolia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New, Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Tokelau, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, West Bank and Gaza Strip, and Zimbabwe RCN The Research Council of Norway forskningsradet.no
Annex Switzerland SNSF Swiss National Science Foundation snf.ch
Annex Türkiye TUBITAK Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye tubitak.gov.tr
Annex United Kingdom, in partnership with ODA-eligible researchers UKRI NERC-NIHR United Kingdom Research and Innovation &
National Institute for Health and Care Research
ukri.org
nihr.ac.uk
Annex Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic Reepublic of the Congo< Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Georgia, Chana, Greenland< Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Pacific Islands, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, The Gambia, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Bank and the Gaza, Yemen, Zambia, ZimbabweRegional Hubs/Missions: Central Africa, Central America & Mexico, Central Asia, East Africa, Eastern and Southern Caribbean, Indo-Pacific, Middle East Regional, Power Africa, Regional Develop Mission for Asia, Sahel Regional, Southern Africa Regional, West Africa Regional USAID US Agency for International Development usaid.gov
Annex Global – please inquire US DOI Department of the Interior doi.gov
Annex Global – please inquire US NIH – NICHD US National Institutes of Health – National Institute of Child Health and Human Development nichd.nih.gov
Annex Global – please inquire US NOAA National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration noaa.gov
Annex United States, Puerto Rico, Guam US NSF National Science Foundation* nsf.gov
Annex Albania, Algeria, Andora, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia Comoros, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Holy See, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian Territories, Panama Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marinio, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Türkiye, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America (Puerto Rico and Guam), Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe US DOS Department of State state.gov
Annex Global WMO World Meteorological Organization wmo.int

* Thematic Program Office

Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production

Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production
(SSCP 2022)

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The Belmont Forum is pleased to announce the launch of a collaborative research networking call on the theme: Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production.

Current patterns of global development based on people’s continuous extraction and exploitation of natural resources are not sustainable, and a societal transition to systems of sustainable consumption and production (SSCP) is urgently needed. In an attempt to promote co-development of research through science and stakeholder-based approaches to attain SSCP, Belmont Forum has launched a call for research proposals.

Call themes:

  • Theme 1 – Transdisciplinary research to help transition to green economies with sustainable systems of consumption and production
  • Theme 2 – Sustainable and Resilient industries and their governance systems
  • Theme 3 – Social Inequality and Environmental Justice
  • Theme 4 – Integrating new technologies, policies, and practices into everyday life

Details of the call and the application process are provided via the application portal https://bfgo.org. There are also training modules available for proposers on the Belmont Forum YouTube channel. Before starting to prepare proposals, applicants are advised to contact their funding organisation(s) as listed in the annex documents for the call.

Call Documents

Call Documents – Funding Annexes

Annex Country Funding Agency Abbr. Funding Agency Funding Agency Website
Annex Chinese Taipei MOST Ministry of Science and Technology www.most.gov.tw
Annex Germany DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft www.dfg.de
Annex Japan JST Japan Science and Technology Agency www.jst.go.jp
Annex Norway RCN Research Council of Norway www.forskningsradet.no
Annex Sweden Formas Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning www.formas.se
Annex Thailand PMU-B Program Management Unit for Human Resources & Institutional Development, Research and Innovation www.nxpo.or.th
Annex Türkiye TUBITAK The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye www.tubitak.gov.tr
Annex United States NSF National Science Foundation nsf.gov

Integrated Approaches to Human Migration/Mobility in an Era of Rapid Global Change

Integrated Approaches to Human Migration/Mobility in an Era of Rapid Global Change (Migration 2022)

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The Belmont Forum is pleased to announce the launch of a collaborative research networking call on the theme: Integrated Approaches to Human Migration/Mobility in an Era of Rapid Global Change.

We solicit proposals that contribute to an integrated systems approach to accurately characterize migration and mobility and its intersection with Global Change, both closely related and intersecting phenomena. Successful proposals will focus on illuminating the determinants of migration – why people move, do not move, from and to where and when, and on what time scale, in relation to Global Change processes like environmental and climate change, demographic changes, consumption patterns, energy use and land-use. Exploration of dependencies, linkages, and / or impacts between Global Change, migration and mobility, human constructs, social science and humanities approaches, and other studies are encouraged. Within this theme, there are three areas to consider including (1) data and methodology, (2) policy, and (3) human-centric approaches that integrate human perspectives and needs in all steps and aspects of a project and beyond.

Call themes:

  • Area 1 – synthesizing, integrating, and supplementing data and models
  • Area 2 – integrative governance and legal and policy frameworks
  • Area 3 – human-centric approaches to studying and integrating data and frameworks on vulnerable communities

Details of the call and the application process are provided via the application portal https://bfgo.org. There are also training modules available for proposers on the Belmont Forum YouTube channel. Before starting to prepare proposals, applicants are advised to contact their funding organisation(s) as listed in the annex documents for the call.

Call Documents

Call Documents – Funding Annexes

Annex Country Funding Agency Abbr. Funding Agency Funding Agency Website
Annex Austria FWF Austrian Science Fund www.fwf.ac.at
Annex São Paulo, Brazil FAPESP São Paulo Research Foundation www.fapesp.br
Annex France ANR National Research Agency www.anr.fr
Annex Norway RCN Research Council of Norway www.forskningsradet.no
Annex South Africa NRF National Research Foundation www.nrf.ac.za
Annex Sweden SRC / Formas Swedish Research CouncilSwedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning www.vr.sewww.formas.se
Annex Trinidad and Tobago RDI Trinidad and Tobago Research and Development Impact Fund sta.uwi.edu/rdifund/
Annex Türkiye TÜBİTAK The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye tubitak.gov.tr
Annex United States NSF National Science Foundation www.nsf.gov
Annex Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brunei, Cambodia, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Dominica, El Salvador, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, The Marshall Islands, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Palau, The Philippines, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Fortuna Future Earth Future Earth futureearth.org
Annex Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil (excluding São Paulo), Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay. IAI Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research iai.int
Annex Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Dem. Rep., Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, Angola, Benin, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Comoros, Rep. Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritania, Nigeria, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe SIDA Swedish International Development Corporation Agency www.sida.se/en

Transdisciplinary Research for Pathways to Sustainability

Transdisciplinary Research for Pathways to Sustainability (Pathways 2020)

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The Belmont Forum is pleased to announce the launch of a collaborative research networking call on the theme: Transdisciplinary Research for Pathways to Sustainability.

The goal of this CRA is to provide a science base for achieving sustainability goals. The CRA will support 1-2 years of collaborative research networking activities that focus on integrated qualitative and quantitative approaches to develop Earth-system-based transformation pathways for sustainable development.

Details of the call and the application process are provided via the application portal https://bfgo.org. There are also training modules available for proposers on the Belmont Forum YouTube channel. Before starting to prepare proposals, applicants are advised to contact their funding organisation(s) as listed in the annex documents for the call.

Call Documents

Call Documents – Funding Annexes

Annex Country Funding Agency Abbr. Funding Agency Funding Agency Website
Annex Austria FWF Austrian Science Fund www.fwf.ac.at
Annex Brazil FAPESP São Paulo Research Foundation www.fapesp.br/belmontforum
Annex Chinese Taipei MOST Ministry of Science and Technology www.most.gov.tw
Annex France AllEnvi French National Alliance for Environmental Research www.allenvi.fr
Annex France ANR National Research Agency www.anr.fr
Annex Germany DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft www.dfg.de
Annex Ghana REGIG Research and Grant Institute of Ghana regig.org
Annex International/Africa Future Earth Future Earth futureearth.org
Annex International/Americas IAI Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research iai.int
Annex International/Global GEO Group on Earth Observations earthobservations.org
Annex Nigeria NIMR Nigerian Institute of Medical Research nimr.gov.ng
Annex South Africa NRF National Research Foundation www.nrf.ac.za
Annex Türkiye TÜBİTAK The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye tubitak.gov.tr
Annex United States NSF National Science Foundation www.nsf.gov

Towards Sustainability of Soils and Groundwater for Society

Towards Sustainability of Soils and Groundwater for Society (Soils 2020)

Photo by Will Suckow; Copyright © 2016 Regents of the University of California. Used by permission.

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The Belmont Forum is pleased to announce the launch of a collaborative research call on the theme: Towards Sustainability of Soils and Groundwater for Society. The goal of this CRA is to produce the necessary knowledge and propose solutions to maintain well-functioning soils and groundwater systems in the Critical Zone1, or rehabilitate them where degraded, through:

  1. Better understanding of the long- and shorter-time dynamics and functions of soils and groundwater, impacts from societal (including economics) decisions, integrative management practices, public policies, and how these systems have been transformed; and,
  2. Providing avenues, pathways, and narratives toward transformation of management practices of the whole soil and groundwater systems through a fundamental shift of socio-economic actors’ practices and related-decisions making processes.

Details of the call and the application process are provided via the application portal https://bfgo.org. There are also training modules available for proposers on the Belmont Forum YouTube channel. Before starting to prepare proposals, applicants are advised to contact their funding organisation(s) as listed in the annex documents for the call.

Call Documents

Call Documents – Funding Annexes

Annex Country Funding Agency Abbr. Funding Agency Funding Agency Website
Annex Brazil FAPESP São Paulo Research Foundation www.fapesp.br/belmontforum
Annex Chinese Taipei MOST Ministry of Science and Technology www.most.gov.tw
Annex France AllEnvi French National Alliance for Environmental Research www.allenvi.fr
Annex France ANR National Research Agency anr.fr/cra-du-belmont-forum-vers-la-durabilite-des-sols
Annex Italy CNR-DSSTTA National Research Council of Italy,
Department Earth System Sciences and Environmental Technologies
www.dta.cnr.it
Annex Japan JST Japan Science and Technology Agency www.jst.go.jp
Annex Qatar QNRF Qatar National Research Fund www.qnrf.org
Annex Russia RFBR Russian Foundation for Basic Research www.rfbr.ru
Annex Saudi Arabia KAUST King Abdullah University of Science and Technology www.kaust.edu.sa/en
Annex United States NSF National Science Foundation www.nsf.gov

Climate, Environment, and Health

Climate, Environment,
and Health
(CEH 2019)

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The Belmont Forum, in collaboration with Future Earth, announced a new Collaborative Research Action for transdisciplinary research, which will improve understanding of the pathways between climate, environment and health to protect and promote human health and well-being in the face of climate challenges.

Multilateral, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research projects will investigate where significant uncertainties exist that are barriers to action; address complex climate, ecosystem and health pathways to determine processes underlying causal links; and foster the use of scientific information and climate-related decision support tools to better inform planning and enhance resilience.

Call Documents

Call Documents – Funding Annexes

Annex Country Funding Agency Abbr. Funding Agency Funding Agency Website
Annex Brazil FAPESP São Paulo Research Foundation www.fapesp.br/en
Annex Chinese Taipei MoST Ministry of Science and Technology www.most.gov.tw
Annex Côte d’ivoire PASRES PASRES www.csrs.ch/pasres
Annex Finland AKA Academy of Finland www.aka.fi
Annex Norway RCN Research Council of Norway www.forskningsradet.no
Annex Sweden Forte The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare in collaboration with the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) forte.se
Annex Türkiye TÜBİTAK The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye tubitak.gov.tr
Annex United Kingdom Met Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk
Annex United Kingdom UKRI UK Research and Innovation www.ukri.org
Annex United States NIH National Institutes of Health, National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and Fogarty International Center (FIC). www.nih.gov
Annex United States NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration www.noaa.gov
Annex United States NSF National Science Foundation www.nsf.gov
Annex United States NIFA National Institute of Food and Agriculture nifa.usda.gov

Disaster Risk, Reduction and Resilience

Disaster Risk, Reduction, and Resilience
(DR3 2019)

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The Disaster Risk, Reduction and Resilience (DR3) call responds to the growing need for assessment and reduction of disaster risk, collaborative co-design of resilience strategies with a breadth of stakeholders, and scientifically and technologically enhanced responses to disasters. In the context of this call, disasters are framed as extreme environmental events that negatively impact coupled human-natural systems. The generation of these events may have natural and/or anthropogenic causes.

Each project team must consist of, at a minimum, natural scientists, social scientists and humanities, and stakeholders. They must also be eligible for support from a minimum of 3 funders providing resources for DR3. Specific questions about support or themes can be addressed to program contacts within the organizational annexes.

Finalized in 2023.

Call Documents

Call Documents – Funding Annexes

Annex Country Funding Agency Abbr. Funding Agency Funding Agency Website
Annex Brazil FAPESP São Paulo Research Foundation www.fapesp.br/en
Annex Chinese Taipei MOST Ministry of Science and Technology www.most.gov.tw
Annex Italy CNR National Research Council of Italy dta.cnr.it
Annex Japan JST Japan Science and Technology Agency www.jst.go.jp
Annex Qatar QNRF Qatar National Research Fund www.qnrf.org
Annex United Kingdom UKRI UK Research and Innovation ukri.org
Annex United States NSF National Science Foundation nsf.gov
Annex Vietnam VIGMR Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources www.vigmr.vn

Resilience in Rapidly Changing Arctic Systems

Resilience in Rapidly Changing Arctic Systems
(Arctic II 2019)

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The Belmont Forum is pleased to announce the launch of a second Collaborative Research Action focused on the Arctic region. The title of this international funding opportunity is Resilience in a Rapidly Changing Arctic. The call aims at bringing together researchers and other expertise across the globe to develop proposals from integrated teams of scientists and stakeholders to address key areas of arctic resilience understanding and action. This collaboration of academic and non-academic knowledge systems constitutes a transdisciplinary approach that will advance not only understanding of the fundamentals of arctic resilience but also spur action, inform decision-making, and translate into solutions for resilience.

Details of the call and the application process are provided via the application portal https://bfgo.org. There are also training modules available for proposers on the Belmont Forum YouTube channel. Before starting to prepare proposals, applicants are advised to contact their funding organisation(s) as listed in the annex documents for the call.

Call Documents

Call Documents – Funding Annexes

Annex Country Funding Agency Abbr. Funding Agency Funding Agency Website
Annex Canada NSERC Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca
Annex Denmark DAFSHE Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education ufm.dk
Annex France ANR National Research Agency anr.fr/Belmont-Arctique-2019
Annex Iceland RANNIS Icelandic Center for Research www.rannis.is
Annex Japan JST Japan Science and Technology Agency www.jst.go.jp
Annex The Netherlands NWO Netherlands Polar Programme (NPP) of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). www.nwo.nl/en
Annex Norway RCN Research Council of Norway www.forskningsradet.no
Annex Russia RFBR Russian Foundation for Basic Research www.rfbr.ru
Annex Sweden Formas Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning www.formas.se
Annex United States BOEM U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) www.boem.gov
Annex United States NSF National Science Foundation nsf.gov

Transdisciplinary Research for Ocean Sustainability

Transdisciplinary Research for Ocean Sustainability
(Oceans 2018)

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This CRA call aims to contribute to the overall challenge of ocean sustainability, using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #14 (Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development) as the overall framework.

This call encourages global partnerships of academics and non-academics to address one or more of the following topics:

  • Pathways toward a sustainable and equitable use of oceans
  • Accounting for and minimizing impacts of global change

This call aims to support medium-size research projects with a direction of three to four years, with a recommended budget of up to €1.5 million. Note that some contributions are in-kind. See organizational annexes for specific constraints and requirements of your funding organization(s). Projects are expected to start in 2020.

Call Documents

Call Documents – Funding Annexes

Annex Country Funding Agency Abbr. Funding Agency Funding Agency Website
Annex Australia CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation csiro.au
Annex Brazil FAPESP São Paulo Research Foundation www.fapesp.br
Annex France ANR National Research Agency www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr/RF
Annex Germany BMBF Federal Ministry of Education and Research www.ptj.de/projektfoerderung /mare-n/belmont-forum
Annex Iceland RANNIS Icelandic Centre for Research en.rannis.is/funding/research
Annex India MoES Ministry of Earth Sciences www.moes.gov.in
Annex Japan JST Japan Science and Technology Agency www.jst.go.jp/inter/english
Annex Norway RCN The Research Council of Norway www.forskningsradet.no
Annex Philippines DOST-PCIEERD Department of Science and Technology pcieerd.dost.gov.ph
Annex Russia RFBR Russian Foundation for Basic Research www.rfbr.ru/rffi/eng
Annex Saudi Arabia KAUST King Abdullah University of Science and Technology www.kaust.edu.sa/en
Annex South Africa NRF National Research Foundation www.nrf.ac.za
Annex Sweden FORMAS Swedish Research Council for Env, Agric Sci & Spatial Planning www.formas.se/en
Annex Sweden/African countries SIDA Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency www.sida.se
Annex United States/international BOEM Bureau of Ocean Energy Management www.boem.gov
Annex United States NSF National Science Foundation www.nsf.gov

Science-driven e-Infrastructure Innovation (SEI) for the Enhancement of Transnational, Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Data Use in Environmental Change

Science-driven e-Infrastructure Innovation
(SEI 2018)

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This CRA targets initiatives that are well positioned to bring together environmental, social and economic scientists with data scientists, computational scientists, and e-infrastructure and cyber-infrastructure developers and providers for a shared goal: to solve methodological, technological and/or procedural challenges facing interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary environmental change research that involves working with large, diverse and transnational, multi-source data. The SEI CRA will closely link research thinking and technological innovation toward accelerating the full path of discovery-driven data use and open science. This will enable a broader scientific community to benefit from the identified new and potentially disruptive demonstrators or pilots toward solutions.

Finalized in 2023.

Call Documents

Call Documents – Funding Annexes

Annex Country Funding Agency Abbr. Funding Agency Funding Agency Website
Annex Brazil FAPESP São Paulo Research Foundation www.fapesp.br
Annex Chinese Taipei MoST Ministry of Science and Technology www.most.gov.tw
Annex France ANR French National Research Agency www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr/RF
Annex Japan JST Japan Science and Technology Agency www.jst.go.jp
Annex USA NSF National Science Foundation nsf.gov

Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services II

Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services II
(Biodiversity II 2017)

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The Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services II is a follow up to the first Belmont Forum Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services CRA. This collaborative funding opportunity is a joint call with the Belmont Forum and BiodivERsA.

The Call will address the two following major (non-exclusive) priorities:

  • Development and application of scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services across spatial scales of relevance to multiple types of decisions
  • Consideration of multiple dimensions of biodiversity and ecosystem services in biodiversity scenarios

The call aims at supporting proposals that explicitly address a scenario dimension, taking into account the following definition of scenarios: “Scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services are the outputs of the combination of scenarios of indirect drivers and direct drivers – such as land use change, invasive alien species, overexploitation, climate change or pollution – and models of impacts of these drivers on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Finalized in 2022.

Call Documents

Call Documents – Funding Annexes

Transformations 2 Sustainability

Transformations 2 Sustainability
(T2S 2016)

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The Transformations 2 Sustainability (T2S) is a collaborative funding program initiated by the Belmont Forum and the NORFACE Network. The objectives of T2S are:

  • To develop an understanding of and promote research on transformations to sustainability, which are of significant social, economic and policy concern
  • To build capacity, overcome fragmentation and have a lasting impact on both society and the research landscape by cultivating durable research collaboration across multiple borders, disciplinary boundaries, and with practitioners and societal partners

Twelve transnational research projects have been recommended for funding, totaling 11.5 million euros, by 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 and intellectual property rights in sustainability transitions. The projects involve researchers from a wide variety of disciplines working together across the globe, from Brazil to Sweden and from Japan to Burkina Faso. More information on the funded projects will be announced when the awards have been finalized.

Finalized in 2022.

Call Documents

Call Documents – Funding Annexes

Annex Country Funding Agency Abbr. Funding Agency Funding Agency Website
Annex Belgium-Flanders FWO Research Foundation Flanders www.fwo.be
Annex Belgium-Wallonia & Brussels Federation FNRS The Fund for Scientific Research www.frs-fnrs.be
Annex Brazil FAPESP São Paulo Research Foundation www.fapesp.br
Annex Chinese Taipei MOST Ministry of Science and Technology www.most.gov.tw
Annex Finland AKA Academy of Finland www.aka.fi
Annex France ANR National Research Agency www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr/RF
Annex Germany BMBF Federal Ministry of Education and Research www.ptj.de/projektfoerderung /mare-n/belmont-forum
Annex Ireland IRC Irish Research Council research.ie/funding/norface
Annex Japan JST Japan Science and Technology Agency www.jst.go.jp/inter/english
Annex Latvia VIAA State Education development agency viaa.gov.lv
Annex Luxembourg FNR Luxembourg National Research Fund fnr.lu/internation-cooperation-opportunities
Annex Netherlands NWO Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research www.nwo.nl/en
Annex Norway RCN Research Council of Norway www.forskningsradet.no
Annex Slovenia ARRS Slovenian Research Agency www.arrs.si/sl
Annex Sweden VR Vetenskapsrådet,Swedish Research Council www.vr.se
Annex Switzerland SNSF Swiss National Science Foundation www.snf.ch/en
Annex United Kingdom ESRC Economic and Social Research Council (Swindon) esrc.ukri.org
Annex USA NSF National Science Foundation nsf.gov
Annex Low- and lower-middle income countries ISSC International Social Science Council https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/
knowledgebase/articles/906519-world-bank-country-and -lending-groups

Food-Water-Energy Nexus / Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative (SUGI)

Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative (SUGI) Food-Water-Energy Nexus Logo - Source: [Author Unknown]. SUGI Nexus Logo. Digital Image. [Source Unknown], [Date Published Unknown]
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The Food-Water-Energy Nexus / Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative (SUGI) is a joint call by the Belmont Forum and the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe to bring together the fragmented research and expertise across the globe to find innovative solutions to the Food-Water-Energy Nexus challenge.

The call seeks to develop more resilient, applied urban solutions to benefit a much wider range of stakeholders. The rapid urbanization of the world’s population underscores the importance of this focus. International partners are invited to develop solutions for this challenge.

Finalized in 2022.

Call Documents

Climate Predictability and Inter-Regional Linkages

Climate Predictability and Inter-Regional Linkages
(Climate 2014)

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This call aims to contribute to the overall challenge of developing climate services, with a focus on the role of inter-regional linkages in climate variability and predictability by addressing the following:

  • Understanding past and current variability and trends of regional extremes
  • Predictability of near-future variability and trends of regional extremes
  • Co-construction of near-term forecast products with users

Finalized in 2021.

Call Documents

Call Documents – Funding Annexes

Annex Country Funding Agency Abbr. Funding Agency Funding Agency Website
Annex Austria BMWFW Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economics era.gv.at/object/document/1671
Annex Brazil FAPESP São Paulo Research Foundation www.fapesp.br
Annex China NSFC National Natural Science Foundation of China www.nsfc.gov.cn
Annex France ANR National Research Agency www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr/RF
Annex Germany BMBF Federal Ministry of Education and Research www.bmbf.de/en/index.html
Annex India MoES Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India www.moes.gov.in
Annex Japan JST / MEXT Japan Science and Technology Agency / Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology www.jst.go.jp
Annex Norway RCN Research Council of Norway www.forskningsradet.no
Annex Qatar QNRF Qatar National Research Fund www.qnrf.org
Annex Sweden FORMAS Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning www.formas.se/en
Annex The Netherlands NWO Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research www.nwo.nl/en
Annex United Kingdom NERC Natural Environment Research Council nerc.ukri.org

Mountains as Sentinels of Change

Mountains as Sentinels of Change
(Mountains 2015)

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The Mountains as Sentinels of Change call aimed at fostering research on climate, environmental and related societal change in mountain regions by facilitating research with respect to the following:

  • Drivers of change
  • Ecosystems and biodiversity
  • Water
  • Hazards, vulnerability and risks
  • Adaptation and resilience

Finalized in 2020.

Call Documents

Call Documents – Funding Annexes

Annex Country Funding Agency Abbr. Funding Agency Funding Agency Website
Annex Brazil FAPESP São Paulo Research Foundation www.fapesp.br/en
Annex China NSFC Natural Science Foundation of China www.nsfc.gov.cn
Annex France ANR National Research Agency www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr
Annex Germany DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft www.dfg.de
Annex Italy CNR-DTA Department of Earth System Science and Environmental Technologies (DTA) of the National Research Council (CNR) www.dta.cnr.it/index.php/en
Annex United States NSF National Science Foundation nsf.gov

Arctic Observing and Research for Sustainability

Arctic Observing and Research for Sustainability
(Arctic 2014)

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The purpose of this call was to develop projects that utilize existing arctic observing systems, datasets and models to evaluate key sustainability challenges and opportunities in the arctic region across one or more of four possible themes:

  • The natural and living environment
  • The built environment and infrastructures
  • Natural resource management and development
  • Governance

Finalized in 2021.

Call Documents

Call Documents – Funding Annexes

Annex Country Funding Agency Abbr. Funding Agency Funding Agency Website
Annex Canada NSERC Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca
Annex Canada SSHRC Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx
Annex China NSFC Natural Science Foundation of China www.nsfc.gov.cn
Annex France CNRS National Center for Scientific Research www.cnrs.fr
Annex France ANR National Research Agency www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr/RF
Annex Germany BMBF National Ministry for Education and Research www.bmbf.de
Annex Iceland RANNIS Icelandic Center for Research en.rannis.is
Annex India MoES Ministry of Earth Sciences www.moes.gov.in
Annex Italy CNR National Council of Research www.dta.cnr.it
Annex Japan JST Japan Science and Technology Agency www.jst.go.jp
Annex Norway RCN Research Council of Norway www.forskningsradet.no
Annex Norway NordForsk NordForsk www.nordforsk.org
Annex Russia RFBR Russian Foundation for Basic Research www.rfbr.ru
Annex United States BOEM U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) www.boem.gov
Annex United States NSF National Science Foundation nsf.gov

Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
(Biodiversity 2014)

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This call stimulated networking and capacity building for innovative research across social and natural science disciplines. Funded projects address the following:

  • Harmonizing and integrating development and application of biodiversity scenarios across spatial scales of relevance to multiple types of decisions
  • Harmonizing and integrating consideration of multiple dimensions of biodiversity and ecosystem services

Finalized in 2018.

Call Documents

Call Documents – Funding Annexes

Annex Country Funding Agency Abbr. Funding Agency Funding Agency Website
Annex Australia CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation www.csiro.au
Annex Brazil FAPESP São Paulo Research Foundation www.fapesp.br
Annex China NSFC National Natural Science Foundation of China www.nsfc.gov.cn
Annex France ANR National Research Agency www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr/RF
Annex Germany DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft www.dfg.de
Annex India MoES Ministry of Earth Sciences www.moes.gov.in
Annex Japan MEXT/JST Japan Science and Technology Agency www.jst.go.jp
Annex Norway RCN Research Council of Norway www.forskningsradet.no
Annex South Africa NRF National Research Foundation www.nrf.ac.za

Food Security and Land Use Change

Kid Hand with Sheaf of Paddy on Asia Rice Field - Source: Xuanhungho. Kid Hand with Sheaf of Paddy on Asia Rice Field. Digital Image. Shutterstock, [Date Published Unknown]
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This call was designed to increase understanding of the dynamic spatial scale interactions between food security and land use. The focus was on the following topics:

  • Land use change impacts on food systems
  • Food systems dynamics as driver of land use changes
  • Feedback loop interactions between land use change and food security dynamics

Finalized in 2018.

Call Documents

Call Documents – Funding Annexes

Annex Country Funding Agency Abbr. Funding Agency Funding Agency Website
Annex Australia CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation www.csiro.au
Annex Brazil FAPESP São Paulo Research Foundation www.fapesp.br/belmontforum
Annex Cyprus RPF Research Promotion Foundation www.research.org.cy
Annex France ANR National Research Agency www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr/RF
Annex India MoES Ministry of Earth Sciences www.moes.gov.in
Annex Ireland Teagasc Agriculture and Food Development Authority www.teagasc.ie//
Annex ISRAEL MOARD Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development www.moag.gov.il
Annex Japan JST Japan Science and Technology Agency www.jst.go.jp
Annex The Netherlands WUR Wageningen University & Research www.wur.nl/
Annex Romania UEFISCDI Executive Unit for Financing Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation uefiscdi.gov.ro
Annex South Africa NRF National Research Foundation www.nrf.ac.za
Annex Switzerland SNSF Swiss National Science Foundation www.snf.ch/en/
Annex United Kingdom BBSRC/ESRC/NERC Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Economic and Social Research Council Natural Environment Research Council bbsrc.ukri.org
esrc.ukri.org
nerc.ukri.org/
Annex United States NSF National Science Foundation nsf.gov

Coastal Vulnerability

Rocky Pacific Coast near Mendocino, California - Source: Schwartz, Jeffrey. Rocky Pacific Coast Near Mendocino, California. Digital Image. Shutterstock, [Date Published Unknown]
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The purpose of this call was to promote the development, comparison, and transfer of coastal scientific approaches. The focus was on the vulnerability, resilience, and adaptation options of coastal societal, managed, and natural systems to multiple drivers.

Finalized in 2018.

Freshwater Security

Rice Irrigation Canal after Freshwater Inflow Plate from Mainland Ukraine - Source: Lesik, A. Rice Irrigation Canal After Freshwater Inflow Plate from Mainland Ukraine. Digital Image. Shutterstock, 2014
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This call was created to address the following:

  • Identification and characterization of the interactions between natural processes and human practices that govern water budgeting in selected regions
  • Development of approaches that support the evolution of resilient communities/regions through improved seasonal forecasting of droughts, taking into account natural and socio-economic drivers

Finalized in 2018.

Application Process

Application systems and processes may vary from call-to-call.  Many of our current and prior calls can be found at the Belmont Forum Grant Operations (BFgo) website.  Please carefully review the materials for each specific call when preparing a proposal.

  • Every proposal must include natural scientists, social scientists and stakeholders.
  • There must be collaborators from at least three different countries on each proposal.
  • Researchers ineligible for funding from any of the participating funding agencies must submit their own monetary resources or in-kind funding.
  • Only one proposal is submitted per team.

This proposal process flow chart provides an overview of the call, selection and funding  procedures for application submissions.  To learn more about the Belmont Forum process, please see the CRA development process and award mIlestones flow charts.


If you are interested in learning more about the application process, please watch this short video below that highlights eligibility requirements and the proposal and award process for our Collaborative Research Actions.