Funding Opportunities

Future Earth’s Inclusivity and Diversity Participation Funding

Future Earth seeks to support inclusivity and diversity participation of early-career researchers and of researchers in low to middle income countries (LMICs).  Indigenous communities, women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQAI+ community are especially encouraged to apply. Members of the Future Earth networks are invited to submit applications for funding support of travel, registration, and/or participation expenses.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and must be submitted at least 90 days before the start date of the program or event.

Future Earth’s Cross-Cutting Initiatives Grant Program

Cross-Cutting Initiatives are integrative and synthesis activities that promote collaborations between Future Earth entities and encourage research co-creation and transdisciplinarity. Proposals addressing priorities identified by the Future Earth Assembly or originating as original ideas are eligible for consideration. Collaborations must involve at least two program offices from Future Earth networks.

Amount: Funding of up to €50,000 is available per initiative.

Application submission deadlines are 31 March and 30 September of each year.  Application submission deadlines are 31 March and 30 September of each year. 

Call for Proposals: Belmont Forum’s Africa Regional Collaborative Research Action

In support of the African Union’s climate, environment, and sustainability goals and priority areas for Agenda 2063, the National Research Foundation, South Africa (NRF) has led the development of this Belmont Forum Collaborative Research Action (CRA) to address knowledge gaps and priorities in addressing climate change vulnerability across the continent. Three themes (or areas) of concern emerged from scoping sessions with the community: Area 1 – Water – Energy – Food – Health Nexus; Area 2 – Pollution; Area 3 – Disaster Preparedness, Responsiveness, and Recovery

In addition to the three call Areas, green and blue economy was identified as a cross-cutting issue and education and awareness were identified as cross-cutting activities to be encouraged. In addition to the three call Areas, green and blue economy was identified as a cross-cutting issue and education and awareness were identified as cross-cutting activities to be encouraged.

Proposals should include a strong and deliberate linkage between the societal and
environmental aspects within global environmental challenges to ensure that they
meet the Belmont Challenge for international transdisciplinary research: to provide
knowledge for understanding, mitigating, and/or adapting to global environmental
Change.

Registrations Due: 31 August 2024, 20:00 UTC

Funding Opportunities by The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) offers diverse funding avenues to empower scholars in developing nations. From postdoctoral fellowships to visiting scholar programs, TWAS fosters academic growth and collaboration on a global scale. Explore the full list of open calls.

Call for Papers: Harmonised/Standard Protocols for the Implementation of Alert and Impact Forecasting Systems and Transnational Emergency Management in the Areas of High-Impact Weather/Climatic and Geological Disasters

Horizon Europe is calling for papers on “Harmonised / Standard protocols for the implementation of alert and impact forecasting systems as well as transnational emergency management in the areas of high-impact weather / climatic and geological disasters”.

The projects’ results are expected to contribute to some or all of the following outcomes: Enhanced links between scientific community and first and second responders promoting user-targeted research and the faster transfer of science results into best practices; Enhanced adoption of novel technologies such as advanced Earth Observation capabilities, and capabilities such as those from Earth Observation space technologies into prevention and management practices and tools; Improvement of meteorological input (wind, temperature, precipitation, soil humidity) for extremes related to heat and drought (forest fires, heatwave, agricultural damage, low water for hydro power), especially concerning the support of counter activities; Improved methods for cross-border and cross-sectoral knowledge transfer about risk, vulnerability, exposure, and monitoring methods; Development of common technical standards of alert and impact forecasting systems that cope more efficiently with transboundary emergencies, and for GIS-based information systems dealing with high-impact weather / climatic and geological disasters management during emergencies; Identification of needs and opportunities for transferring advanced scientific results into enhancement in disaster logistics and responses, including tailor-made education and training programmes for emergency management teams.

Planned opening date: 27 June 2024.

Deadline date: 20 November 2024 17:00:00 Brussels time.

Calls for Applications: 2024 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Young Talents Programmes

The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science national and regional Young Talents Programmes support young women researchers around the world to pursue their scientific careers in their home countries or abroad. Several calls for applications are currently open. Women scientists at the doctoral and/or post-doctoral level are invited to submit their applications on the dedicated platform.