Information for Researchers, No. 21 | March 7, 2022

Announcement of the Belmont Forum Collaborative Research Action on Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SSCP)

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) participates in a call of the Belmont Forum on the topic “Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SSCP)”. The Belmont Forum is a group of the world’s major and emerging funders of global environmental change research and international science councils. The Belmont Forum is pleased to announce the launch of a collaborative research networking call on the theme SSCP.

Current patterns of global development based on people’s continuous extraction and exploitation of natural resources are not sustainable, and a societal transition to SSCP is urgently needed. In an attempt to promote co-development of research through science and stakeholder-based approaches to attain SSCP, Belmont Forum has launched a call for research proposals.

Call themes are:

  • Themes 1 – transdisciplinary research to help transition to green economies with sustainable systems of consumption and production
  • Themes 2 – sustainable and resilient industries and their governance systems
  • Themes 3 – social inequality and environmental justice
  • Themes 4 – integrating new technologies, policies, and practices into everyday life

Details of the call and the application process are provided via the application portal
A video tutorial for potential applicants is available under

A successful proposal in this call will combine significant contributions by scientists from at least three of the participating countries from at least two continents, and must bring together natural and social scientists in addressing the work package(s) within the scope of the call theme. Partners will also provide funding for integrated research projects. The proposal must demonstrate the vision and potential impact of the project, with clear links to stakeholders, and conform to programme aims and the designated research fields addressing SSCP.

This call will follow a two-stage procedure consisting of an outline proposal (registration proposal) and a full proposal. Applicants who are successful at the outline stage will be invited to submit a full proposal. The evaluation panel for the registration proposals takes place in July 2022.

The deadline for the submission of registration proposals is 10 May 2022.
The deadline for the submission of invited full proposals is 10 October 2022.

Further Information

Before starting to prepare proposals, applicants are advised to contact their funding organisation(s) as listed in the annex documents for the call.

Details of the call and the application process are provided via the application portal:

To the Belmont Forum website:

To the video tutorial:

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