Call for Proposals - Arctic Observing and Research for Sustainability

7 April 2014

Call for Proposals
Arctic Observing and Research for Sustainability
Belmont Forum

Proposal submission deadline: 31 July 2014

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The Belmont Forum has released a call for proposals on Arctic Observing
and Research for Sustainability as part of its 2014 International
Opportunities Fund to encourage interdisciplinary and trandisciplinary
science. The call seeks to bring together integrated teams of natural
scientists, social scientists, and stakeholders to develop projects that
utilize existing Arctic observing systems, datasets,- and models to
evaluate key sustainability challenges and opportunities in the Arctic

This funding opportunity will support projects that advance research
utilizing and developing both the relevant information streams and the
sustainability science necessary to assess, predict, inform, and
communicate resilient pathways. The call focuses on four themes relevant
to observing and sustainability that hold particular urgency in the
Arctic: the natural and living environment, the built environment and
infrastructures, natural resource management and development, and
governance. Recognizing that the Arctic is a highly interdependent
system, these themes are not unrelated and projects may address
interactions amongst these themes.

Three types of submissions are sought -- small collaboration grants,
synthesis projects, and research proposals. Available funding for
meritorious projects is 13 million euros, comprising contributions from
Canada, China, France, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, the Nordic Council
of Ministers, Norway, Russia, the United States of America, and the
World Ocean Council. Possibilities for collaboration with
non-participatory countries exist as well. All proposals require
collaboration amongst three or more countries and integrate across
natural and social sciences while also including end-users,
policy-makers, or other relevant stakeholders in the project. A
researcher matching tool is available on the Belmont Forum website to
better enable connection between interested international proposers.

Proposal submission deadline: 31 July 2014.

For more information about research themes, national priorities and
agency contacts, proposal submission documents, and to access the
researcher matching tool, please go to:

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