BiodivERsA: new call for international research projects on biodiversity

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

NCN together with BiodivERsA and Belmont Forum networks is pleased to announce a new call on biodiversity and ecosystem "Scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services" targeting the following topics:

  • Development and application of scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services across spatial scales of relevance to multiple types of decisions,
  • Consideration of multiple dimensions of biodiversity and ecosystem services in biodiversity scenarios.

Funding is available for international research projects that involve at least three researchers from three different eligible countries.

Call timetable

1 December 2017 – deadline for pre-registration

9 March 2018 – deadline for full proposals

July 2018 – call results

One joint proposal document (in English, and following the provided template) shall be prepared by the project participants of a joint transnational proposal, and must be submitted to the Call Secretariat by the coordinator.

Countries participating in the call

Argentina, Austria, Belgium (Wallonia-Brussels Federation), Brazil (State of Sao Paulo only), Bulgaria, Canada, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Ivory Coast, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United States of America

Applicants are invited to use the BiodivERsA Partner Search Tool, which facilitates matches between potential partners with similar ideas. It provides the opportunity to express interest either in joining a research proposal or to search for partner(s) for an existing proposal.

Call documentation

Information for Polish applicants

  1. NCN eligibility criteria
  2. On the full proposal stage Polish applicants must register their applications in the OSF submission system (UNISONO application). This application includes the following budget table.
  3. We strongly encourage all applicants to read information on eligible costs included in the Annex to NCN Council’s Resolution on funding granted within calls for proposals for international research projects (UNISONO, p. 5-12).
  4. If one international project includes partners from two different Polish Host Institutions, these institutions must apply as a consortium. Each Host Institution comprising the consortium has a separate budget, but the limit on the remuneration applies to the consortium as a whole (UNISONO, p. 8-9: item 2.1.2 a) and b)).
  5. Budget of the Polish part of the research project in the OSF system should be given in PLN (1 EUR= 4,3162 PLN).
  6. Projects including Polish teams may last 36 months.


Dr Marcin Liana, tel: +48 12 341 9161

Joanna Komperda, tel: +48 12 341 9138