Arctic Observing and Research for Sustainability Call Now Open


The 2014 International Opportunities Fund is an initiative of the Belmont Forum to encourage interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary science that informs Arctic observing and research for sustainability. The available funds is approximately 13M 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 exists as well. 

Through this Call, the Belmont Forum 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 region across one or more of four possible themes. This Collaborative Research Action Call seeks to advance research utilizing and developing both the relevant information streams and the sustainability science necessary to assess, predict, inform, and communicate resilient pathways. For more information about research themes, national priorities, and applying to the Belmont Forum, please refer to the call text, national annexes, and Belmont Forum Grant Operations website ( Proposals are due 31 July 2014. Final decisions will be communicated by 31 January 2015.

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