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Information for Researchers No. 35 | 4 May 2021
Transdisciplinary Research for Pathways to Sustainability

The Belmont Forum is pleased to announce 13 new awards funded under the multilateral, transdisciplinary Collaborative Research Action (CRA) focusing on “Transdisciplinary Research for Pathways to Sustainability”. The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is involved in four out of these 13 awards.

The call supports the establishment of transdisciplinary networks to develop innovative solutions for sustainable development pathways. The funded networks seek to assess the positive and negative inter-linkages between the economy, technology, institutions with the environment, climate, biodiversity, and human well-being to understand potential pathways to a sustainable world. A critical focus of these networks is the co-production of knowledge and solutions using a transdisciplinary approach with deep engagement of societal stakeholders to ensure ownership of research outcomes, relevance to decision-makers, social acceptance, and empowerment.

Fourteen funders have committed approximately €2.5 million of monetary and in-kind resources to support 13 research networks involving 136 personnel from 37 countries over the next 1–2 years. The teams will focus on sustainability challenges throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Reaching a new milestone, 28 percent of personnel supported by this Belmont Forum call are from African Nations due to the generous support and partnership from FutureEarth Africa, AllEnvi, GEO, NIMR, and NRF.

The Kick-Off event for this CRA will be held on 16 June, 11–14 UTC, at the Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress.

Further Information

Awarded projects and geographic representation of call participants:

Registration to the Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress:

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