Open Call in JPI Climate - Pre-proposal Deadline 7 March 2017

The JPI Climate has launched a call for transnational research proposals. Deadline for proposal submission is March 7, 2017.

Deadline: Closing date for pre-proposals on 7 March, 2017.

Publication Date:
Decembre 2016


Short Call Abstract:

The objective of the Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) is to support research projects that enhance our understanding of how societies can transform their relationship with the environment to achieve a sustainable future.

It will investigate processes through which such transformations take place, globally, regionally and locally, by looking at how they unfolded in the past, what drives such processes and with what outcomes. The objective is to move beyond description to an understanding of the complex processes of societal transformation in order to identify opportunities for intervention and to secure effective, equitable and durable solutions targeted to real problems in specific contexts and in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

T2S will contribute to re-structuring the broad field of sustainability research to place social science at the heart of interdisciplinary efforts and will contribute to a step change in scale and scope for research programming on this topic.

SSH aspects:

social conditions, societal transformation, interdisciplinarity, behavioural aspects. Role of actors (e.g. public / private / civil society organisations)

Specific participation requirements:

Climate change, environmental degradation and resource pressures have created unprecedented situations for societies worldwide. Conventional knowledge and capacity building to tackle the challenges associated with sustainability have proven inadequate, and a comprehensive and concerted research initiative is needed to boost research on transformations to sustainability that can catalyse new kinds of solutions to environmental and social challenges.
T2S is a new funding programme for international, transdisciplinary projects addressing transformations to sustainability initiated by the Belmont Forum and NORFACE network. The programme is supported by funding agencies from the following countries: Belgium, Brazil, Chinese Taipei, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the USA. More information on the participation of Norway will be posted as soon as possible. Support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme may also be available for this programme. Researchers from the above countries are encouraged to submit an application.

Call themes
1. Governance and institutional dimensions of transformations to sustainability
2. Economy and finance of transformations to sustainability
3. Well-being, quality of life, identity, and social and cultural values in relation to transformations to sustainability
Proposals for innovative research addressing one or more of these themes are invited. The description of the three themes gives a clear indication of areas that are considered priorities. However, it is expected that applicants will develop and add to these areas. In addition, applicants are encouraged to consider linkages across the themes and invited to reflect upon one or both of the following cross-cutting issues: (1) conceptual aspects of transformation processes and (2) methodological innovation. Co-production of knowledge and research problem formulation is considered to be critical to the process of societal transformation. Therefore, proposal applicants are strongly encouraged to include stakeholder or community-based partners in their projects.

Application rules
1. A project team must involve at least three national research teams, eligible for the funding from three different T2S funders.
2. Researchers from at least two eligible European funders (Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Ireland, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom) and one non-European funder (Brazil, Chinese Taipei, Japan, USA) should be involved in a consortium.
3. Inclusion of stakeholder or community-based partners is encouraged.
4. National teams are subject to budget limitations set by their national funding agency/agencies.
5. Researchers in non-European countries (Brazil, Chinese Taipei, Japan, USA) may be consortium leaders.
6. Each consortium should be led by a social scientist and should also include researchers from other disciplines including e.g. natural sciences and technical sciences insofar as it is relevant for the research questions and the researchers are eligible for funding according to national eligibility requirements.
7. Each proposal can request up to 1.5 m euros for a maximum project duration of three years.
8. Applicants (regardless of country base) may participate in no more than two proposals and in only one proposal as Main Applicant.
9. Each submitted proposal will go through a two-stage (Outline Proposal and Final Proposal) evaluation process.
10. All submissions must be made online via the Belmont Forum online proposal portal (BFGO).

More Information available at:



Social Network Login