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NORFACE–Belmont Forum Transformations to Sustainability programme

The ISC is participating in the NORFACE–Belmont Forum Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) programme launched in 2017. The new programme is the product of a partnership between the Belmont Forum and NORFACE in a joint effort to advance research on transformations to sustainability. The new programme is inspired by the ISC’s T2S programme, but operates differently.

The ISC will fund social scientists based in low- and lower-middle-income countries to participate in projects selected in the new programme.

The NORFACEBelmont Forum T2S programme continues the effort to re-structure the field of sustainability research by placing the social sciences and humanities at the heart of interdisciplinary research on this topic.

The programme has two major objectives:

The programme is structured around three thematic areas:

Conceptual aspects of processes of transformation and methodological innovation are cross-cutting issues relevant to all of these themes. 

Call for proposals

The NORFACE–Belmont Forum programme was launched in January 2017 with a call for outline proposals by 5 April 2017. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a Full Proposal, with a deadline of 26 September 2017.

The total funding available for the NORFACE-Belmont Forum T2S programme has been set at a minimum of 13 million euros across the international funding partners over a period of three years. The total funding requested from the T2S partners must not exceed €1,500,000 across all participating partners for each project. Projects can last up to 36 months.

Access the call for proposals, background documentation and a timeline for the selection process on the NORFACE website.