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Call for proposals: Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

NSERC is pleased to announce the Belmont Forum and BiodivERsA joint call for proposals on Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. This call encourages teams involving natural and social scientists, as well as stakeholders, to conduct innovative research for improved decision-making. This research will develop scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services resulting from the complex interaction of socio-economic changes and global environmental changes. Research should focus on projections for up to the next 50 years for management of biodiversity, ecosystem services and their contributions to human well-being.

The approximate global budget for this call is more than 25 million ($37 million). NSERC’s contribution will be up to $300,000 annually over three years for this initiative, with funding of up to $75,000 per project over three years.

Scientific teams will be invited to form transnational research consortia with teams from a minimum of three countries participating in the call.

Further information about the competition and application process is available on the This link will take you to another Web site Belmont Forum and This link will take you to another Web site BiodivERsA websites.

For any questions about NSERC’s participation, contact Sylvie Roy at or 613-947-5636.