This call includes two Actions:

  • Action A for supporting classic collaborative research projects.
    Classic collaborative research projects are gathering different research teams that implement research activities with the objective to produce new primary (e.g., through observational and/or experimental work) and to generate new knowledge. This corresponds to the classical type of projects supported by BiodivERsA in its previous calls, which can include modelling aspects)
  • Action B for supporting synthesis research projects.
    Synthesis research projects are gathering individuals forming a working group, which perform research and answer research questions using existing data sets (that the working group owns or will have access to). These projects won’t collect or produce new primary data. The core activity of these research projects consists in synthesizing and/or analysing existing data sets (synthesizing concepts and ideas is also eligible).
    These projects however differ from other synthesis activities, such as systematic reviews or knowledge synthesis which are based on a synthesis of publications and reports. This corresponds to the type of projects supported by biodiversity or ecological synthesis centres like, e.g., the NCEAS/NSCENT; but not to mere follow-ups of previous collaborative research projects aiming at analysing the primary data obtained in these particular collaborative research projects.
  • Under Action B, the members of working groups that will be funded will have convincingly explained why they share expertise and have (or have access to) data to address specific questions relevant to the topic of the call. Proposals from the natural, health and social sciences are welcome.
    Working groups are composed of 10 to 15 participants (including the funded post doc fellow and –when relevant– subcontracted and self-funded member(s)) from at least 5 different countries participating in the call. Groups of more than 15 individuals are not allowed. Each group is expected to meet (i) once or twice every year, and (ii) for 4 to 5 full working days up to two weeks each time. The duration of the projects is 2 to 3 years.
  • Expected projects outputs under Action B:
    The primary objective of the initiative is to facilitate the production of new insights from existing data and/or to synthesize concepts/ideas. Expected project deliverables include scientific publications of high standard and other products (e.g. open modelling platforms, software, web sites, databases). Other deliverables such as organising an international workshop, a training session, participating in lectures, producing white papers and policy briefs, etc., are welcome.


Kraje uczestniczące w konkursie:

Austria, Belgia, Bułgaria*, Estonia*, Francja, Irlandia, Litwa, Niemcy, Polska, Rumunia*, Słowacja, Szwajcaria.


W przypadku działania A (Action A) o finansowanie mogą się starać grupy badawcze złożone z co najmniej 3 zespołów naukowych pochodzących z co najmniej 3 różnych krajów biorących udział w konkursie.

W przypadku działania B (Action B) o finansowanie mogą się starać grupy badawcze złożone z co najmniej 5 zespołów naukowych pochodzących z co najmniej 5 różnych krajów biorących udział w konkursie.

Termin aplikacji

16 listopada 2018

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