Call Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) open
The Belmont Forum and NORFACE have launched the Programme ”Transformations to Sustainability” (T2S). T2S will contribute to re-structuring the broad field of sustainability research by placing social science and humanities at the heart of interdisciplinary research in a step change in scale and scope for research programming on this topic. Deadline for submitting the first stage of an Outline Proposal is April 5, 2017. For the T2S programme a total funding available has been set at a minimum of € 13 million across the international funding partners over a period of three years. Small and large projects are equally welcome. The funding requested from the T2S partners is up to € 1,500,000 across all participating partners for each project. Projects can last up to 36 months. Researchers from social sciences/humanities (SSH) can apply on behalf of a consortium.
To study the challenges targeted in this call, both inter- and transdisciplinary approaches that enable researchers to address the interconnections and interdependencies between natural and human systems, as well as between science and society, are needed. This programme has two major objectives:
To develop understanding of and promote research on transformations to sustainability which are of significant social, economic and policy concern throughout the world and of great relevance to both academics and stakeholders;
To build capacity, overcome fragmentation and have a lasting impact on both society and the research landscape by cultivating durable research collaboration across multiple borders, disciplinary boundaries, and with practitioners and societal partners. This includes facilitating the development of new research collaborations with parts of the world which are not often involved in large-scale international research efforts, notably low- and middle-income countries.