BiodivERsA

BiodivERsA is a network of 32 agencies and ministries from 21 European countries programming and funding pan-European research on biodiversity and ecosystem services on a competitive basis. It is an ERA-NET Co-fund, funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The EPA joined BiodivERsA as an Observer in December 2016 and became a Partner in February 2017. 

Joint Call on Scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services Now Open

The Belmont Forum and BiodivERsA are pleased to announce the launch of their joint call: Scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services.
The total budget of the call is € 25m.

This call is open to Irish researchers (as per EPA funding rules) with € 0.5 m available. This funding is jointly provided by the EPA (€ 0.25m) and the Marine Institute (€ 0.25m for marine-related projects).

The Call will address the two following major (non-exclusive) priorities:

  • Development and application of scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services across spatial scales of relevance to multiple types of decisions 
  • Consideration of multiple dimensions of biodiversity and ecosystem services in biodiversity scenarios

Proposals are invited from transnational research consortia with teams from a minimum of three countries participating in the call: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil (State of Sao Paulo only), Bulgaria, Canada, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Ivory Coast, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United States of America.

Call Timeframe:

  • Deadline for pre-registration (mandatory): Friday 1st December 2017, 5pm (CET – local time in Brussels)
  • Deadline for submission of full-proposals: Friday 9th March 2018, 5pm (CET – local time in Brussels)

More Information:

  • For more information on the call, please consult the complete announcement of opportunities (including research priorities, pre-registration and submission forms, and rules and procedures including assessment criteria)
  • Please ensure that you consult the Funding Rules applying to Irish participants. If you have any queries regarding the Irish Participation, please contact Alice Wemaere
  • If you are looking for a Research Partner for your Project or for a Project to join, please do not hesitate to use the BiodivERsA/Belmont Forum Partner Search Tool.