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GRC Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Collaborative Funding Call

This is a pilot call aiming to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs, through the implementation of results from ongoing or recently finalised research and innovation projects to advance knowledge-based achievement of the SDGs, from local to regional scale. Applicants must form project consortia with eligible partner organizations from at least three different countries. Concept Notes must be submitted on 5 August 2022.

Call for collaborative funding for the SDGs
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This initiative is endorsed by the Global Research Council, given the collective agreement on the importance of sustainability for our collective future. With this call the GRC is committed to taking concrete steps towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through innovative research and actions.

The Global Research Council (GRC) is a virtual organisation comprised of science, research and engineering funding agencies from around the world. It is dedicated to the promotion and sharing of data and best practices for high-quality collaboration among funding agencies worldwide. Further, the GRC is committed to providing an opportunity for countries large and small to work in concert across national borders. The GRC believes that cooperation and collaboration can enhance the quality of science, avoid unnecessary duplication, provide economies of scale, and address issues that can only be solved by working collectively and collaboratively.

This is a pilot call aiming to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs, through the implementation of results from ongoing or recently finalised research and innovation projects to advance knowledge-based achievement of the SDGs, from local to regional scale. Projects will be funded through international consortia where researchers together with implementation partners and stakeholders collectively and collaboratively aim to improve research outcomes for impact. The research and outcomes of the projects funded should lead to impact on society and improve the livelihoods of people on the ground. The call is supported by 11 funding agencies spanning four continents.

Call Title: Sustainable Development Goals Pilot Call 2022
Aims & Topics: Advancing implementation of 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, particularly in the topics of human well-being and capabilities; Sustainable and just economies; Food systems and nutrition patterns; Energy decarbonization with universal access; Urban and peri-urban development; Global environmental commons
Budget: Approximately 8,2 million €. See each funder’s national annex for local currency and budgetary limitations per funding organization.
Participating Funders: Chile (ANIID), China (NSFC), Côte d’Ivoire (FONSTI), Kenya (NRF Kenya), Norway (RCN), South Africa (NRF), Switzerland (SNSF), Sweden (Formas), Tanzania (COSTECH), The Netherlands (NWO) and Turkey (TUBITAK)
International Consortia: Applicants must form project consortia with eligible partner organizations from at least three different countries funding the call. Consortia must be based on previously or recently finalized research and innovation projects funded by the following countries: Chile, China, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Norway, South Africa, Switzerland, Sweden, Tanzania, The Netherlands and Turkey.
Standard Consortium size: Three to six partners
Funding: Each funding agency will provide funds directly to their eligible applicants per consortia in accordance with the agencies’ rules and regulations as stated in the national annexes
Duration per project: 2 to 4 years

Swiss applicants: please see the SNF website for more specific information

General information for applicants from all participating countries can be found on the website of the South African National Research Foundation

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