Information for Researchers No. 68 | 16 September 2022
BiodivERsA+: Call 2022–2023
Launch of the Joint Call for Research Proposals on “Improved Transnational Monitoring of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Change for Science and Society” (BiodivMon)
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) as a partner of BiodivERsA+ is pleased to announce the launch of the 2022–2023 joint call for research proposals on the topic “Improved Transnational Monitoring of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Change for Science and Society” (BiodivMon).
This call will cover the following three non-exclusive themes:
- Innovation and harmonisation of methods and tools for collection and management of biodiversity monitoring data
- Addressing knowledge gaps on biodiversity status, dynamics and trends to reverse biodiversity loss
- Making use of available biodiversity monitoring data
Projects combining aspects from several themes are encouraged. The projects funded by this call should allow to better characterise, understand and report on the state and trends of biodiversity.
The call covers all environments (i.e. terrestrial, freshwater and marine in Europe and beyond).
A two-step process will apply, with a mandatory submission of pre-proposals at the first step and submission of full proposals at the second step. The closing date for pre-proposals is 9 November 2022, 15:00 CET (local time in Brussels) and the deadline to submit full proposals will be 5 April 2023, 15:00 CEST (local time in Brussels). Pre-proposals shall be submitted via an Electronic Proposal Submission System (EPSS) only. For applicants applying for funds from Germany, full proposals shall be submitted via EPSS AND via elan.
Proposals have to be exclusively written in English and each research partner in a project who is requesting funding under this call must comply with the eligibility criteria and rules of its national/regional funding organisation
For the DFG, the eligibility requirements comply with the standard rules for DFG research grants and include members of universities of applied sciences (HAW).
To be eligible, research consortia will have to include teams from a minimum of three different countries participating in the call and requesting support from at least three different funding organisations (including at least two from EU member states or EU associated countries). The full up-to-date list of participating funding organisations joining this call as well as their reserved budgets is available on the BiodivERsA+ website.
The research proposals will be evaluated against the following criteria:
- Step 1 (pre-proposal stage): fit to the scope of the call, novelty of the research and impact
- Step 2 (full proposal stage): (scientific) excellence, quality and efficiency of the implementation and impact (including expected policy and/or societal impact and approach to stakeholder engagement)
Save the date: An information webinar for potential applicants will be organised on
20 September 2022 at 3 pm CEST (see registration link below).
To participate in the information webinar on 20 September 2022, please register here:
BiodivERsA+ website (regularly updated):
Looking for a partner or a project to join? Use BiodivERsA+´s Partner Search Tool:
BiodivERsA+ Stakeholder Engagement Handbook (for more information on stakeholder engagement in funded projects):
BiodivERsA+ Policy Guide (for more information on policy relevance of research proposals and for engagement of policy-stakeholders):
Biodiversa+ Citizen Science Toolkit (for more information on how to engage citizens in your research projects):
Biodiversa+ Data Management Guide (for more information on how to write and develop your data management plan with a focus on making your data and publications as open as possible):
Eligibility criteria and rules of the funding organisations
Applicants applying for funds from German Funding Organisations (DFG, BMBF)
Please note the DFG´s data protection notice on research funding, which can be viewed and downloaded at:
If necessary, please also forward this information to those persons whose data might be affected in the DFG processes because they are involved in your project.
Pre-proposals shall be submitted via the BiodivERsA EPSS system only and NOT via elan. Full proposals shall be submitted via EPSS AND via elan.
The elan system (for submission of full proposals only) can be accessed at:
DFG Head Office:
- Gaby Rerig
Life Sciences II
phone +49 228 885-2406
Link auf E-Mailgaby.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tanja Zdebel
Life Sciences II
phone +49 228 885-3105
Link auf E-Mailtanja.email@example.com
- Stephanie Saal
Life Sciences II
phone +49 288 885-3088
Link auf E-Mailstephanie.firstname.lastname@example.org
VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH, Projektträger Lebenswissenschaften:
- Rainer Schliep
phone +49 30 310078-5896
Link auf E-Mailrainer.email@example.com
- Dr. Anne Endmann
phone +49 30 310078-5459
Link auf E-Mailanne.firstname.lastname@example.org
(VDI/VDE-IT manages this call on behalf of BMBF, the second German funding agency that is involved in this call.)
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