Announcement of Opportunity: Latin American Biodiversity Programme: Biodiversity - Ecosystem services for sustainable development

NERC in collaboration with the Argentine National Scientific & Technical Research Council (CONICET), the Brazilian São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), the Chilean National Commission for Scientific & Technological Research (CONICYT), the Peruvian National Council for Science, Technology, & Technological Innovation (CONCYTEC), are inviting proposals under the Latin American Biodiversity Programme. Link to Full information

This call is supported by the UK through the Newton Fund, which forms part of the UK government's official development assistance commitment and is only open to joint UK-Latin American (LATAM) applications.

The Latin American Biodiversity Programme aims to provide trans-regional level understanding of the role of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, and the services they provide in managing environments for sustainable development. The programme is being delivered through two calls. Phase 1 was led by the British Council, which created capacity building and mobility schemes in the first year of the programme.

Phase 2 (this call) is led by NERC, and is a multilateral research call based on four thematic areas identified by the funders:

  1. Understanding habitats and species.
  2. Biodiversity for sustainable livelihoods and bio-economy.
  3. Global climate change, biodiversity and ecosystems.
  4. Maintaining and restoring natural capital.

Full information and application procedure