Selected – 2018

Transformations to sustainability – T2S

Climate change, environmental degradation and resource pressures have created unprecedented situations for societies worldwide. Conventional knowledge and capacity building to tackle the challenges associated with sustainability have proven inadequate, and a comprehensive and concerted research initiative is needed to boost research on transformations to sustainability that can act as a catalyst for new kinds of solutions to environmental and social challenges. T2S is then a new funding programme initiated by the Belmont Forum and NORFACE network in order to support international and transdisciplinary projects. The call themes are the following:

  • 1. Governance and institutional dimensions of transformations to sustainability
  • 2. Economy and finance of transformations to sustainability
  • 3. Well-being, quality of life, identity, and social and cultural values in relation to transformations to sustainability

Proposals for innovative research addressing one or more of these themes are encouraged. The description of the three themes gives a clear indication of areas that are seen as priorities. However, it is expected that applicants will develop these areas. In addition, applicants are invited to consider linkages across the themes and to reflect upon one or both of the following cross-cutting issues: conceptual aspects of transformation processes and methodological innovation. Co-production of knowledge and research problem formulation is considered to be critical to the process of societal transformation. Therefore, applicants are strongly encouraged to include stakeholder or community-based partners in their projects.

Opening : 2017-02-03 at 10:10 CET
Pre-proposal deadline : 2017-04-05 at 23:00 CEST
Application Deadline : 2017-09-26 at 00:00 CEST

e-mail : Xavier.engels(at)
Téléphone : +33 (0) 1 73 54 82 46

T2S Coordination Office
NSF, The United States, HHAPKE(at)
NWO, the Netherlands, t2s(at)

Outline Proposals should be submitted via the BFGO online portal ( Any required supplemental documents should be uploaded in PDF format.


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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