The Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences wishes to inform the research community of the Belmont Forum and G8 Research Councils Initiative on Multilateral Research.

Pre-proposal deadline: July 20, 2012
Notification inviting full proposals will be issued by September 20, 2012
Full proposal submission deadline: December 20, 2012

The International Opportunities Fund is a joint funding call from the Belmont Forum and G8 Heads of Research Councils (G8HORCs), for approximately 20M Euros. The countries currently involved in this initiative are Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Japan, Russia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. Possibilities for collaboration with other countries, including developing countries, also exist.

The International Opportunities Fund will support research in the areas of Coastal Vulnerability and Freshwater Security. The Fund is aimed at supporting excellent research on topics of global relevance best tackled through a multinational approach, recognizing that global challenges need global solutions. Funding will support research consortia involving partners from at least three of the participating countries and that bring together natural scientists, social scientists and research users. Where appropriate, Partner Organizations could also support capacity building in some developing countries.

Proposals must address only one of the two scientific Themes and can address either or both of the work packages within that Theme. Proposals of 2-3 years duration are invited, in the range of 1M to 2M Euros.

For more information see the Fund website or contact Dawn Conway (CFCAS),  Tel: 613 238-2223.