The BiodivERsA “Pan-European call for international research proposals on biodiversity dynamics: developing scenarios, identifying tipping points and improving resilience” has been published on the project website. Click here to access the call pages.
Altogether, 10 countries have confirmed their participation in this transnational programme: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and Turkey. The total provisional amount of the call is more than 6 M€.
Scientific teams from these 10 countries will be invited to form transnational research consortia with a total of at least 3 different countries participating in the call, and to submit proposals before the 16th of February 2012. Nevertheless, a mandatory pre-registration of the projects (title, summary, consortium and preliminary budget figures) will have to be done before the 15th of December 2011.
The call will address the three following themes, across all ecosystems and organisms:
- a) Developing integrated biodiversity scenarios;
- b) Understanding and predicting biodiversity resilience and tipping points
- c) Decision support for biodiversity policy and management
!! To be eligible for the theme “a) developing integrated biodiversity scenarios”, projects should aim at developing scenarios, i.e. exploring plausible future trajectories of biodiversity. Modelling approaches aiming exclusively at better understanding biodiversity dynamics without scenario development are excluded.
The research proposals will be evaluated against criteria of scientific excellence and policy relevance. It is also expected that the European scope of the projects will provide a clearly identified added valueto the research carried out.
The budget available by agency/country is now online here, as well as a FAQ, a partner search tool and the applicant form for indicative purposes only, as an EPSS will be available for the application submission at a later stage). As national eligibility rules are applied in this pan-European call, the potential applicants should consult relevant documents and contact their National Contact Point for more information (links to documents and contact details available on the website).