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Launch of the BiodivERsA 2018-2019 Call for transnational research proposals: “Biodiversity and its influence on animal, human and plant health”

Contributed by: Biodiversa Secretariat

BiodivERsA, the ERA-Net promoting and funding research on biodiversity, ecosystem services and nature-based solutions in Europe, is launching a new call for transnational research proposals on “Biodiversity and its influence on animal, human and plant health”.
Launch of the BiodivERsA 2018-2019 Call for transnational research proposals: “Biodiversity and its influence on animal, human and plant health”
This call aims at supporting transnational research projects jointly addressing issues at the nexus of biodiversity and animal, human, and/ or plant health across the different relevant spatial and temporal scales in an effort to support evidence-based decision-making. Projects addressing only biodiversity issues or only health issues will not be considered within the scope of the call.

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This call includes two actions, supporting two different types of research projects:
> Action A aims at supporting collaborative research projects, gathering different research teams generating new knowledge in particular based on the production of new primary data.
> Action B will support synthesis research projects, gathering individuals forming a working group who perform research and answer research questions using existing data sets. These research projects will not collect or produce new primary data; the core activity of these projects being synthesizing and/or analysing existing data sets (synthesizing concepts and ideas is also eligible). Note that these projects differ from systematic reviews or knowledge synthesis which are based on a synthesis of publications and reports.

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A two-step process will apply, with a mandatory submission of pre-proposals in the first step (deadline for the submission of pre-proposals: 16 November 2018, 16:00 CET) and submission of full proposals in the second step.
The selection process will take place in two stages, with a mandatory submission of pre-proposals in the first stage (deadline for pre-proposal submission: 16 November at 16.00) and submission of full proposals in the second stage.

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17 funding organisations from 12 countries are joining this call and have provisionally reserved 10 to 12 million euros for this call:

Austria, Belgium (including specific participation of Wallonia and Flanders), Bulgaria, Estonia#, France (including specific participation of Région Guadeloupe**), Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Switzerland.

# Participation pending final decision (please click here: http://www.biodiversa.org/1487 for an updated list of participating countries and regions)
** Region Guadeloupe may allow the participation of teams from the Caribbean basin

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For more information on the call, please consult the BiodivERsA website: www.biodiversa.org/2018-call
You will find there the complete announcement of opportunity, including the full scientific call text, all the rules and procedures related to the call as well as the national/regional Funding Organisations’ rules you have to follow, etc.

Please note that a webinar session will be held on October 11, from 14:00 to 15:30 CEST (local time in Brussels) to answer all your questions about this call. To participate, please register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4467963749851818765

If you are looking for a partner or if you are looking for a project to join, we invite you to use the BiodivERsA partner search tool, available here: https://proposals.etag.ee/biodiversa2018/partner-search

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Biodiversity, ecosystem services, health, Call for proposals, human health, animal health, plant health
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