The Transformations to Sustainability Programme was launched with core support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) for an initial period of four years (2014-2018). With this support the ISSC will make up to 30 seed grants in 2014 and support at least three Transformative Knowledge Networks in 2015-2018.

The ISSC anticipates implementing the main 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 is governed by an international, multi- and transdisciplinary Steering Committee appointed by the ISSC. In addition to its responsibility for advising on strategy development, resource mobilisation, and overseeing 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.

The programme is run by a management team comprising staff from the ISSC, the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa and the French National Research Agency (ANR).