Funding Opportunities

The European Space Agency (ESA) and Future Earth have partnered to facilitate the development and uptake of Earth observation data by Future Earth’s research networks.

There is seed funding to support research activities on the use of satellite data to provide empirical evidence of environmental and ecosystem change, and the risk these pose to society. Proposals are particularly welcomed on the themes of biodiversity, climate impacts on human health, or climate tipping elements, to better understand feedbacks, interactions and instabilities, but note that the call is not exclusive to these themes. This is an open call to the Global Research Networks (GRPs and KANs) of the Future Earth community. The activities should address pressing research questions that are a priority for the networks.

Submission deadline 30 September 2021.

The Environmental Futures group at the University of Dundee, Scotland, has six scholarships for Masters Research in Geography or Environmental Science. 

The scholarships would cover the costs of the tuition fees for 2021/22.

Anticipated start dates in September 2021 or January 2022.

The Afromontane Research Unit (ARU) at the University of the Free State in Phuthaditjhaba, South Africa, is a Strategic Research Hub and an international player in mountain research. The ARU – as part of the Mountain Invasion Research Network (MIREN) – has successfully secured an EU Horizon 2020 BiodivERsA Project: Mechanisms underlying the success and impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning of range-expanding species under climate change (“RangeX”).

The ARU is inviting applications from suitable candidates for a scholarship for a two year Masters programme (2022–2023) that will assist in the ARU contribution to this project.

Application deadline 31st July 2021.

In 2021, the focus of the award will be exclusively on work related to the COVID pandemic – any activity or approach carried out in pandemic-related response aimed at building the resilience of HKH communities.

Nominations will be accepted for those individuals, organizations, or companies that have worked with HKH communities through innovations in their various capacities and brought about positive tangible change on the ground.

Deadline for nominations is 30 September 2021.

PAGES and the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) announce the 2021 International Mobility Research Fellowship Program for Latin American and Caribbean early-career scientists on past global changes.

Deadline 30 September 2021. 

Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoc.Mobility fellowships support postdocs who wish to conduct a research stay abroad.

Submission deadline 1 August 2021. 

With its project funding scheme, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) enables researchers to independently conduct research projects with topics and goals of their own choice.

Submission dates: 1 April and 1 October. 

The Swiss Programme for International Research by Scientific Investigation Teams promotes team-oriented cross-border research.

Pre-proposals are welcome year-round.

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