Apply Now: Africa Regional Collaborative Research Action Grant

Apply Now: Africa Regional Collaborative Research Action Grants

The Belmont Forum is pleased to announce the launch of the Africa Regional Collaborative Research Action.

In support of the African Union’s climate, environment, and sustainability goals and priority areas for Agenda 2063, the National Research Foundation, South Africa (NRF) has led the development of this Belmont Forum Collaborative Research Action (CRA) to address knowledge gaps and priorities in addressing climate change vulnerability across the continent. Three themes (or areas) of concern emerged from scoping sessions with the community:

  • Area 1 – Water – Energy – Food – Health Nexus
  • Area 2 – Pollution
  • Area 3 – Disaster Preparedness, Responsiveness, and Recovery

In addition to the three call Areas, green and blue economy was identified as a cross-cutting issue and education and awareness were identified as cross-cutting activities to be encouraged.

Proposals should include a strong and deliberate linkage between the societal and
environmental aspects within global environmental challenges to ensure that they
meet the Belmont Challenge for international transdisciplinary research: to provide
knowledge for understanding, mitigating, and/or adapting to global environmental

Given the complexity and scope of these challenges, research consortia must be truly
transdisciplinary, thus including researchers from: a) social sciences/humanities/economics and b) natural sciences/physical sciences/engineering/technology, as well as c) societal partners (i.e. citizens, industry, civil society organizations), using a participatory, co-designed and co-implementation approach. Additional knowledge holders are welcome to be part of the proposing consortium once this minimum criterion is met.

Successful proposals must address and deliver on at least one of the three themes identified above, with cross-cutting linkages across multiple Areas and the integration of blue and green economies, education, and awareness encouraged.

Details of the call and the application process are provided via the application portal There are also training modules available for proposers on the Belmont Forum YouTube channel. Before starting to prepare proposals, applicants are advised to contact their funding organisation(s) as listed in the annex documents for the call.

Call Documents

Call Logistics

  • Call Opens: 24 May 2024
  • Registrations Due: 2 September 2024, 20:00 UTC

learn more and how to apply below:

Collaborative Research Actions (CRAs) / Opportunities

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