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Published: April 3, 2014

New global research funding programme launched

Issue of call: 31 March 2014
Submission deadline: 31 May 2014
Funding decision: 30 June 2014

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The International Social Science Council has launched a new funding programme, Transformations to Sustainability, offering 30 seed-funding grants of up to €30,000 and three grants of €300,000 a year for three years to create international "Transformative Knowledge Networks".

Transformations to Sustainability is a new research funding programme  launched by the International Social Science Council.

The programme is intended to make a major contribution to Future Earth.

The programme will support researchers from the social, behavioural and economic sciences to take the lead in developing international Transformative Knowledge Networks that will:

  • focus on the needs and opportunities for social transformation in concrete contexts of application
  • bring together researchers from different disciplines and fields of science, as well as different regions of the world
  • engage stakeholders in the co-design and co-production of solutions-oriented knowledge and the development of networks of knowledge exchange and mutual learning, and
  • build capacity for international research collaboration and support early career social scientists

An outline of this programme can be found on the Future Earth website: www.futureearth.info/news/transformations-sustainability

The attached pdf with a full description of the programme and call for proposals can also be found online:


Please see this document for eligibility criteria and key deadlines.

We would be very grateful for your help in sharing the news about this programme as far as possible – please do circulate information to researchers in your wider networks.

The programme will be run by a management team led by the ISSC Secretariat in Paris, and any questions should be directed to transformations@worldsocialscience.org.

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