'Mountains as Sentinels of Change' Call for Pre-proposals Now Open


This call aims to foster research on climate, environmental, and related societal change in mountain regions, considering new measurements, recovery of existing data, and the development and use of integrated modelling strategies by adopting a strong trans- and inter-disciplinary approach.

International consortia applying for funding should consist of partners eligible for funding from at least three of the participating agencies (ANR, France; CNR-DTA, Italy; DFG, Germany; FAPESP, Brazil; NSFC, China; and NSF, USA). Consortia may also include partners from countries not participating in the call. Within each selected consortium, funding of the participating researchers will be provided by their respective national funding organizations according to their normal terms and conditions for project funding. Funding decisions will be made in early 2016. The total funding available for collaborative research projects through this call is approximately EUR 8 million.

For more information about research themes, priorities of the participating funding agencies, and how to apply, please refer to the Related Links to the right, as well as to the Belmont Forum Grant Operations website (bfgo.org). Pre-proposals are due 1 June 2015.

A research matching application is available to all researchers interested in the IOF Call. To register, basic information will be required including discipline, area of expertise, and a 1-2 sentence summary of topical interest within the IOF theme. This database is available now on this website and searchable for those interested in finding a collaborator with a certain background or within a specific topic area. All researchers should please consider registering for this service.