Call for proposals: NRP 82, Biodiversity | Project Funding


Event details

Date 29.02.2024
Category Call for proposal
National Research Programme 82 :  “Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services”

Info session: 8 January 2024 (registration here)
Pre-proposal submission: 29 February 2024
Full proposal submission: 6 February 2025
Start of research phase: second half of 2025

CALL DOCUMENTS available here.

Analysing how biodiversity and ecosystem services are managed and used in Switzerland, and assess the impact of Swiss consumption and the production processes abroad that are required for such consumption. The programme will also investigate social, economic and political factors. Project consortia consist of researchers and societal actors from policy and practice (e.g. non-profit public organisations, NGOs). 15.5 million CHF have been allocated to this programme.

The NRP will be set up as a transdisciplinary research programme. Involving relevant practitioners in developing the projects and during the research phase will be a high priority. To achieve this, the initial call will be for a preparatory phase: applicants who were successful with their pre-proposal will be provided with a preparatory grant for preparing full proposals for a four-year research phase. They will use the six-months preparatory grant to work with practitioners to develop a project, including an impact model.

NRP 82 comprises three research modules:
  • Module 1: Drivers and Trends - Investigates the drivers and trends of biodiversity change and how to safeguard biodiversity and ecosystem services, focusing on establishing knowledge related to the direct use and management of ecosystems.
  • Module 2: Valuation and Visions - Examines valuation perspectives on biodiversity and ecosystem services, including economic, social, and cultural aspects, and addresses goals and visions for the future.
  • Module 3: Governance and Transformation - Explores governance options and pathways promoting biodiversity and ecosystem services, with a focus on transformative change.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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