Transformations to Sustainability
Transformations to Sustainability is an exciting new global research funding programme, launched on 31 March 2014.
Transformations to Sustainability will promote research on the fundamental and innovative processes of social transformations needed to secure effective, equitable and durable solutions to some of the most urgent problems of global change and sustainability — including climate change, biodiversity loss, water and food security, energy consumption, and poverty and growing inequalities.
The programme will support researchers from the social, behavioural and economic sciences to take the lead in developing international Transformative Knowledge Networks that will:
- focus on the needs and opportunities for social transformation in concrete contexts of application
- bring together researchers from different disciplines and fields of science, as well as different regions of the world
- engage stakeholders in the co-design and co-production of solutions-oriented knowledge and the development of networks of knowledge exchange and mutual learning, and
- build capacity for international research collaboration and support early career social scientists.
Transformations to Sustainability will issue two calls for proposals in 2014. The first call, issued on 31 March 2014, is for proposals for seed funding – a possible 30 grants of €30,000 each – to help researchers prepare for the full call. The second call will be in December 2014 (revised date) for full proposals for Transformative Knowledge Networks of which a possible three grants of €300,000/year over 3 years will be made.
For more detailed information please see the Transformations to Sustainability programme description and call (with revised dates) for proposals.
The Transformations to Sustainability programme is intended as a major contribution to the work of Future Earth, a global research platform that provides knowledge and support to accelerate transformations to a sustainable world. Future Earth is co-sponsored by the members of the International Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability.