Funding – 2011

Global Environmental Changes and Societies (GEC&S)

Environmental changes induced by the development of human societies are now visible across the planet, hence the term global environmental changes (GEC). These large-scale changes (climate, quality of air, water and soil, biodiversity loss, etc.) in return affect the development of societies. Also, the joint attenuation of the different GEC or the adaptation to theirs impacts is a major issue for societies, which calls for an unprecedented mobilization of scientific communities.


The Global Environmental Changes and Societies (GEC&S) programme aims to support both academic research projects and more finalized projects to highlight public policy or contribute to development tools and services implemented by private and public actors. A double issue of GEC&S is i) the mobilization of new disciplines on these challenges including Social Sciences and Humanities, and Life Sciences, and ii) the emergence of approaches involving two or more disciplines of Social Sciences and Humanities, the Life Sciences and Earth around common objects.

The objective of this programme is to accelerate French research and contribute to the definition, development and implementation of major international programmes in this field. These include developing research, retrospective and/or prospective, on the evolution of the different interacting systems (productive, economic, societal, environmental, etc.) under the stress of environmental changes on large scales.

The programme is structured into four thematic areas:

• Area 1: GEC in Societies and Territories - Vulnerability, Adaptation and Mitigation

• Area 2: GEC and interactions with Ecosystems and their Biodiversities

• Area 3: Natural Resources and Food security in the context of GEC

Area 4: GEC and Health effects

Opening : 2011-01-10 at 10:57 CET
Application Deadline : 2011-03-21 at 13:00 CET

Click here to find more information on this call for proposals (call text, submission files, etc.).

Information about submission and scientific and administrative contacts

Online submission by the coordinating partner before March 21st 2011 on the web site available on this link.

Each partner must sign and scan the submission document and upload it to the submission web site before April 4th 2011 at 13h00 (Paris time).


Technical, scientific, administrative and financial questions:
Ms Sophie Lebonvallet, Project Officer (+33 (0)1 73 54 81 81 ; E-mail: ceps(at)

ANR Programme Director:
Mr Patrick Monfray (E-mail: patrick.monfray(at)


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