The Transformations to Sustainability Programme was launched on 31 March 2014. It is being supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) for an initial period of four years (2014-2017).
With this support the ISSC will provide seed funding for up to 30 proposals in 2014 and at least three Transformative Knowledge Networks in the period 2015-2017. The ISSC anticipates implementing the call for Transformative Knowledge Network proposals in partnership with the Belmont Forum, and will seek financial support for additional Transformative Knowledge Networks from other donors.
The Transformations to Sustainability programme will be governed by an international Steering Committee appointed by the ISSC. In addition to its responsibility for advising on strategy development, resource mobilisation, and providing oversight of programme management, the Steering Committee will be responsible for all decisions on the selection of proposals and the associated allocation of funds. These decisions will be based on the recommendations of groups of independent scientific reviewers.