Type: FWF Calls/ Deadlines/ Allocations

Joint Research Programme: „BiodivClim – Promoting and Implementing Joint Programming to Reinforce Transnational Research at the Crossroad between Biodiversity and Climate Change”

2019-09-25 / 00:01 CET
2019-11-05 / 16:00 CET

Short Description

BiodivERsA is pleased to announce the launch of its 2019-2020 transnational call for research proposals on “BiodivClim – Promoting and Implementing Joint Programming to Reinforce Transnational Research at the Crossroad between Biodiversity and Climate Change”.

This call will cover the following four non-exclusive themes:

  • Consequences of climate change on biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people
  • Climate-biodiversity feedback processes
  • Potential of nature-based solutions for mitigating and adapting to climate change
  • Synergies and trade-offs between policies on biodiversity, climate and other relevant sectors, and the role of agents of change

Research teams will be invited to form transnational research consortia with eligible partners from minimum 3 countries participating in the call (including minimum two from EU Member States or EU Associated Countries). 

34 funding organisations from 26 countries are joining this call and have reserved – together with the European Commission* – a total amount of over 26 Million Euro:

Austria, Belgium, Brazil (Sao Paulo State), Brazil**, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia and Turkey

A two-step process will apply, with a mandatory pre-registration of projects at the first step and submission of full proposals at the second step. Pre-registrations and full proposals (to be written in English) must be submitted electronically with the Electronic Proposal Submission System (EPSS). The link to the EPSS will be available on the BiodivERsA websites.

In addition to the application at the call secretariat administrative and financial data as well as project abstracts (in accordance with the FWF guidelines for stand-alone projects) must be submitted online to the FWF at https://elane.fwf.ac.at/.

This is required already at the pre-registration stage via the programme category “IK – International Projects (preproposal, deadline 05. November 2019)”.

For the full proposal stage applicants must choose the programme category “I – International Projects”, Deadline 10. April 2020.

For submissions to be valid, the cover sheet generated at the end of the online submission process must be printed out and signed. It can then either be sent to the FWF by conventional mail (FWF, Sensengasse 1, 1090 Vienna) or scanned in, given a digital signature and sent to the FWF (office(at)fwf.ac.at) as an e-mail attachment.

Deadline for submitting pre-registration 05 November 2018; 16:00 CET
Deadline for submitting full proposals 10 April 2020; 16:00 CET
Funding decision approximately October 2020

Detailed information: BiodivERsA


FWF contact for the BiodivERsA call

Iris Fortmann
Haus der Forschung
Sensengase 1
1090 Wien
Tel: +43-1-505 67 40-8211
e-mail: iris.fortmann(at)fwf.ac.at

Further information


Name: Iris Fortmann
Name: Taavi Tiirik
Role: TPO or the EPSS technical helpdesk for technical questions regarding the submission

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