Given decision

European call: ERA-Net Cofund BiodivERsA 2015 – biodiversity and ecosystem services

Last day of application: Pre-proposals 20/07/2015

Day of decision: Preliminary pre-proposals 20/12/2015

ERA-Net BiodivERsA launches a call for the understanding and management of biodiversity dynamics to improve ecosystem functioning and delivery of ecosystem services. BiodivERsA is a network of 25 partners across 16 European countries. The indicative global budget for this call is ca. 30 million euro, of which Formas and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency will contribute with 35 million SEK for the years 2016-2019.

The call will specifically cover the two following independent themes:

1) Understanding and managing the biodiversity dynamics of soils and sediments to improve ecosystem functioning and delivery of ecosystem services.

2) Understanding and managing biodiversity dynamics in land-, river- and sea-scapes (habitat connetivity, gree and blue infrastructures, and naturing cities) to improve ecosystem functioning and delivery of ecosystem services.

Scientific teams are invited to form international consortia comprising at least three research groups from at least three countries participating in the BiodivERsA call. Pre-proposals (in English) must be submitted electronically on the submission website. Deadline for submission of pre-proposals (mandatory): Monday 20 July 2015, 17:00 GMT+1:00. Full proposals are invited during december 2015 – january 2016, and recommendation for funding of projects is made during the summer of 2016.

Sweden has a budget of 35 million SEK and Swedish researchers may apply in both themes. The Swedish part of a project can apply for a maximum of 550 000 euro (about 5.1 million SEK), and the project duration is 36 month maximum and 12 month minimum.

Call texts and application forms are found on BiodivERsAs webpage.

Applicants

The main applicant and co-applicants must have doctoral degrees. Grants can be given to researchers at Swedish universities, university colleges or research institutes.

Contacts

For general information on the call, please contact the Call Secretariat:

Cécile NIVET, Scientific project manager,
+33 1 80 48 83 56,
cecile.nivet@agencerecherche.fr

Sophie GERMANN, Scientific project manager,
+33 1 80 48 83 56,
sophie.germann@agencerecherche.fr

For specific questions related to the criteria and rules of your funding organisation, please consult:

Sandro Caruso
sandro.caruso@formas.se
08 – 775 40 64
072 – 252 40 64

Per Sjögren-Gulve
per.sjogren-gulve@naturvardsverket.se
010 – 698 1446

Sandro Caruso

1/21/2015