Biodiversa+ – the European Biodiversity Partnership – is pleased to announce that its BiodivNBS Call for Transnational Research Proposals on “Nature-based solutions for biodiversity, human well-being and transformative change – BiodivNBS” is now open. Deadline for pre-proposals submission is Friday 10 November 2023, 15:00 CET.
This Call aims at supporting research on biodiversity to gain a better understanding of the tipping points and trade-offs and underlying mechanisms affecting Nature-based Solutions, and their successful implementation with respect to the benefits for nature, human well-being and societal transformation.
To do so, it will cover the following three non-exclusive research themes:
- Synergies and trade-offs of Nature-based solutions in the context of human well-being
- Nature-based solutions mitigating anthropogenic drivers of biodiversity loss
- The contribution of Nature-based solutions for just transformative change
The call will cover transnational, interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and cross-sectoral research on Nature-based Solutions in all parts of the world. All realms (i.e. terrestrial, marine, coastal, and freshwater) will be eligible. However, for Czech Applicants to be eligible, results of the project must be applicable in the environment of the Czech Republic (Applicability of foreseen project outputs and their employment in the conditions of the Czech Republic will be assessed during the national eligibility check).
The rules of the call for Czech applicants are based on the SIGMA programme. The total financial amount of TA CR support for the call for Czech applicants in international projects is EUR 680 000. The maximum financial amount of support per project is EUR 170 000. The maximum intensity of support for the Czech side of the project is 80% of the total eligible costs of the project.
To be eligible, research consortia will have to include teams from a minimum of 3 countries financially participating in the Call, including at least 2 from EU Member States or EU Associated Countries. Note that not all EU Member States or Associated Countries will financially participate in this call.
Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada (Québec), Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Morocco (pending), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Tunisia, and Türkiye (pending).
Proposals (in English only) will have to be submitted electronically. Instructions regarding submission, eligibility and evaluation criteria and other relevant information will be published with the official call announcement early September 2023.
SAVE THE DATE: an information webinar for potential applicants will be organised on 26 September 2023, from 13:00 to 15:00 CEST. Registration is available here.