The Belmont Forum represents an international group of agencies and organizations that fund research on global environmental change. The Belmont Forum operates in support of IGFA, the International Group of Funding Agencies for Global Change Research.
The Belmont Forum aims to deliver knowledge to avoid and adapt to detrimental environmental change, including extreme hazardous events. Its focal areas include research related to:
- Coastal vulnerability;
- Freshwater security;
- Ecosystem services;
- Carbon budgets; and
- Most vulnerable societies.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
Collaborative Research Actions. The Belmont Forum aims to help deliver international collaboration through Collaborative Research Actions (CRAs). The CRAs address the Belmont research priorities; add value to the work of the individual Belmont members; and bring together new partnerships of natural scientists, social scientists, and users.
Many CRAs are supported through calls for proposals. Proposals are submitted by international consortia, consisting of partners from at least three Belmont countries.
Each Belmont member funds researchers in its own country. Researchers from countries not participating in a call for proposals may participate in a research project at their own expense.
Each current call describes themes and objectives; eligibility requirements; how and when to submit proposals; and background information.
Link to calls for proposals
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
Membership in the Belmont Forum includes the following emerging and developing countries.
East Asia: China
South Asia: India
Eurasia and Central Asia: Turkey
Sub-Saharan Africa: South Africa
Latin America and Caribbean: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico
Belmont’s funded projects are a guide to its interests.
The Belmont Forum provides contact information.
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