Selected – 2012

Belmont Forum and G8 International Opportunities Fund (IOF)

The International Opportunities Fund (IOF) is a joint funding call between the IGFA/Belmont Forum and G8 Heads of Research Councils (G8HORCs) for approximately 20M Euros. The countries involved in this initiative, currently, are Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India (pending), Japan, Russia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.



This IOF is aimed at supporting excellent research on topics of global relevance best tackled through a multinational approach, recognising that global challenges need global solutions. Funding should support researchers to cooperate in consortia consisting of partners from at least three of the participating countries and must bring together natural scientists, social scientists and research users (policy makers, regulators, NGOs, communities and industry). Where appropriate, some Partner Organizations could also support capacity building in some developing countries (see national annexes).

The 2012 International Opportunities Fund is aimed at supporting research in the areas of:

  • Coastal Vulnerability
  • Freshwater Security

Proposals may address only one of the scientific Themes and can address either one or both of the work packages within that Theme. Proposals of 2-3 years duration are invited in the region of 1M to 2M Euro.



Opening : 2012-04-16 at 16:32 CEST
Pre-proposal deadline : 2012-07-20 at 23:59 CEST
Application Deadline : 2012-12-20 at 23:59 CET

National contact points details are available on the IOF website: 

To help researchers to establish international networks of collaborators a research matching site is available for those interested in finding a collaborator with a certain background or within a specific topic area.


Technical, scientific, administrative and financial questions:

Sophie Lebonvallet
+ 33 (0)1 73 54 81 81

ANR Programme Director:

Patrick Monfray



Consult the upcoming and current calls of the portal

The portal centralises all information on calls for proposals and calls for applications from ADEME, ANR, Inserm including ANRS, Anses and INCa. It provides a simplified access to upcoming and ongoing calls, giving a greater visibility to funding opportunities. Following their closing date, the calls remain published for a few months.


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