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Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) and Belmont Forum to Launch New Call on Climate and Cultural Heritage

Arts, Culture and Heritage

04 April 2023/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

This upcoming international call is expected to open in mid-April 2023.

The Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs), namely the JPI on Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPI CH) and Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe (JPI Climate), and Belmont Forum have given pre-announcement details of a new call - or Collaborative Research Action (CRA) - on Climate and Cultural Heritage. It will focus on research challenges at the interface of cultural heritage and climate change.

Due to launch fully in mid-April 2023, the CRA will be informed by a White Paper jointly developed and published in March 2022 by the two JPIs as well as joint workshops held in 2022 aimed at identifying and incorporating research priorities from Africa, the Americas and Asia.

Research proposals must be submitted by a consortium comprising three or more participants, representing at least three different countries. It is expected that partners within each consortium come from different disciplinary backgrounds. Each consortium must request financial support from at least three participating funding organisations from three different countries.

Funding support has initially been offered by the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States and Türkiye. The final list of countries and support offered will be confirmed when the call is launched. Eligibility for funding will be subject to meeting the specific eligibility requirements of each relevant funding organisation.

Ahead of the call opening, interested individuals are invited to sign up for email updates and will be invited to a webinar, held around the call launch date, where they will have the opportunity to ask questions about the initiative. Signing up for the updates and participating in the launch event are not mandatory prerequisites to submitting a full proposal. Those participating in the launch event are also not obligated to submit a full proposal.

The call deadline is expected to be in early September 2023 and proposals will be accepted through the online Belmont Forum Grants Operating System (BFgo) submission portal. Successful projects are expected to start between January and June 2024.

This is a pre-announcement and the information is subject to change. Eligibility criteria and the funding available will be confirmed when the full call is launched (expected in mid-April 2023).


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