International research initiative on climate change


Event details

Date 02.05.2023  
Category Conferences - Seminars
Aim: The challenges created by climate change can only be adequately addressed through international cooperation. The SNSF is acting on this and joining a Canadian-led call.

The SNSF is joining the International Initiative for Research on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation.  The initiative, led by the Government of Canada and supported by research funders from Brazil, Germany, Norway, South Africa, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, will leverage international expertise to tackle global challenges caused by climate change and to further the design and implementation of co-producted adaptation and mitigation strategies for those groups most impacted by climate change.
This call is aimed at funding transformative research that has the potential to deliver game-changing impacts.  The Swiss contribution is set at 2.6 million francs.

  • Swiss Partners: CHF 250,000 per project
  • Other Partners:  See Consortium Partners section for precise information on the Canadian website
Deadlines: Duration:
Projects should be completed within 3 – 5 years.  One-year, no cost extensions may be available.

Eligibility:  Project teams are expected to include expertise across various disciplines and sectors, as appropriate, including academia, government, not-for-profit organisations, communities and private industry.  The integration of team members from vulnerable groups is also a requirement. 
The composition of Project Teams includes:
  • Co-principal investigators from a minimum of 3 countries and must be eligible to receive funds from at least two consortium partners
  • One co-PI must be eligible to apply to the New Frontiers Research Fund (NFRF) Program
  • Interdisciplinary and trans-sectoral teams, including vulnerable groups
  • Individual participants may participate as a co-PI on only one application to this competition
How to Apply: For Further Information:
  • Webinar for applicants and research administrators:  14 February 2023 16h00 - 18h00
This webinar is advertised on the Canadian website announcement under Webinars.  Please go to the Canadian website to access the webinar.  Two webinars are offered, one in English and one in French.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free