The additional thematic call of the r4d programme invites proposals in four topics. It addresses research gaps in the thematic modules Employment, Ecosystems and Public Health and includes a cross-cutting topic on natural resource governance for sustainable development.
Between 2012 and 2014 the r4d programme launched five thematic calls. Funding decisions for 17 r4d projects in the thematic modules were taken. From the remaining funds of the five calls a total budget of maximal CHF 14 million is now made available for funding additional 5 to 7 r4d projects.
The additional thematic call invites proposals in the following four topics:
- Topic 1: Conditions and dynamics of employment, with a particular focus on vocational training, in the context of sustainable development
- Topic 2: Ecosystems, ecosystems management, and climate change
- Topic 3: Social determinants and equitable access to health
- Topic 4: Natural resource governance for sustainable development
The topics of the additional call address research gaps in the thematic modules Employment, Ecosystems and Public Health and includes a cross-cutting topic on natural resource governance for sustainable development.
The evaluation procedure is structured into two stages (pre-proposals, proposals). The evaluation and selection process is fully competitive. The new projects will be integrated in the existing thematic modules of the r4d programme and will have a running time of six years.
For details on the topics and the application process please consult the full document Call for proposals: Additional thematic call in the r4d programme (PDF 844 KB); Template Research Plan (Pre-proposal docx)
An information event, specifically organised for potential applicants in the r4d Additional thematic call, took place at SNSF, Wildhainweg 21, Plenary Room 21, Berne, 1 March 2016, 13:15-16:15.
Deadline for submitting pre-proposals via mySNF: 1 April 2016