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Call for projects: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Collaborative Funding Call (deadline extended)

Global Research Council

The Global Research Council (GRC) is a virtual organisation comprised of science, research and engineering funding agencies from around the world. It is dedicated to the promotion and sharing of data and best practices for high-quality collaboration among funding agencies worldwide.

This is a pilot call aiming to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs, through the implementation of results from ongoing or recently finalised research and innovation projects to advance knowledge-based achievement of the SDGs, from local to regional scale. Projects will be funded through international consortia where researchers together with implementation partners and stakeholders collectively and collaboratively aim to improve research outcomes for impact. The research and outcomes of the projects funded should lead to impact on society and improve the livelihoods of people on the ground. The call is supported by 11 funding agencies spanning four continents.

Applicants must form project consortia with eligible partner organizations from at least three different countries funding the call. Consortia must be based on previously or recently finalized research and innovation projects funded by the following countries: Chile, China, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Norway, South Africa, Switzerland, Sweden, Tanzania, The Netherlands and Turkey.

The SNSF will cover the project costs of Swiss grantees. The duration of the projects is 2-4 years. The maximum amount allocated per project is 250,000 francs. A three-step selection process will apply, starting with a mandatory concept note, followed by submission and evaluation of full proposals, and ending with the final funding decision.

The call secretariat is managed by South Africa’s National Research Fund (NRF). Concept notes must be submitted using the provided template by the deadline of 25 August 2022.