In December NORFACE (New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Co-operation in Europe) is expected to announce a new call, Transformations to Sustainability (T2S), in December 2016.
The call themes are:
- Governance and institutional dimensions of transformations to sustainability
- Economy and finance of transformations to sustainability
- Well-being, quality of life, identity, and social and cultural values in relation to transformations to sustainability
Proposals for innovative research addressing one or more of these themes are invited. The description of the three themes gives a clear indication of areas that are considered priorities. However, it is expected that applicants will develop and add to these areas. In addition, applicants are encouraged to consider linkages across the themes and invited to reflect upon one or both of the following cross-cutting issues: (1) conceptual aspects of transformation processes and (2) methodological innovation. Co-production of knowledge and research problem formulation is considered to be critical to the process of societal transformation. Therefore, proposal applicants are strongly encouraged to include stakeholder or community-based partners in their projects.
- A project team must involve at least three national research teams, eligible for the funding from three different T2S funders.
- Researchers from at least two eligible European funders (Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Ireland, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom) and one non-European funder (Brazil, Chinese Taipei, Japan, USA) should be involved in a consortium.
- Inclusion of stakeholder or community-based partners is encouraged.
- National teams are subject to budget limitations set by their national funding agency/agencies.
- Researchers in non-European countries (Brazil, Chinese Taipei, Japan, USA) may be consortium leaders.
- Each consortium should be led by a social scientist and should also include researchers from other disciplines including e.g. natural sciences and technical sciences insofar as it is relevant for the research questions and the researchers are eligible for funding according to national eligibility requirements.
- Each proposal can request up to 1.5m euros for a maximum project duration of three years.
- Applicants (regardless of country base) may participate in no more than two proposals and in only one proposal as Main Applicant.
- Each submitted proposal will go through a two-stage (Outline Proposal and Final Proposal) evaluation process.
- All submissions must be made online via the Belmont Forum online proposal portal (BFGO).
Interested parties are invited to join the LinkedIn group Multilateral Joint Call: Transformations to Sustainability (T2S).
For further information please see the announcement or contact your Funding Team representative.
SAM, SHS, SBS – Dr Deborah Woodman
CSE, ELS, SoBE – Stephen Parkinson
NMSWSS – Dr Chris Coey
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