The goal of this CRA is to produce the necessary knowledge and propose solutions to maintain well-functioning soils and groundwater systems in the Critical Zone , or rehabilitate them where degraded, through:
Development of research consortia, supported financially by at least three participating partner organizations established in three different countries, is a key criterion. We encourage global geographic diversity to increase the scalability and applicability of the project outcomes. Consortium partners that are not eligible for funding from any of the participating funding agencies can participate in the research project at their own expense. Given the complexity and scope of the challenges, research consortia must be truly inter- and transdisciplinary, thus including researchers from: a) social sciences/humanities/economy and b) natural sciences/technology as well as c) societal partners (i.e. citizens, industry, civil society organizations), using a co-design, co-development and co-implementation approach.
Proposals should also clearly demonstrate the added value linked to the international nature of the projects and to the level of collaboration between teams from different countries.
In order to build strong inter-and transdisciplinary consortia able to submit proposals involving Natural Scientists; Humanities and Social Scientists; and Societal actors from different countries, the call will be open during 4 to 5 months. This period will be used to support activities of networking especially with various societal actors and disciplines, capacity building, transdisciplinary training, workshops and/or webinars. This will contribute to addressing the challenge of this CRA been on transformation of management practices (transdisciplinary) using a holistic system approach (interdisciplinary).
We invite you to regularly consult the Belmont Forum website, on which information on the call will be updated.
Enquiries should be send to Johann Muller at BelmontForum(at)agencerecherche.fr