APN Regional Research Programme: Call for Proposals

Applications are invited for APN Regional Research Programme: The Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) is dedicated to promoting regional collaborative research that enhances our understanding of the physical, biological, and human dimensions of change in the Earth system. By advancing actionable science that informs decision-making, APN aims to contribute to sustainable development and the achievement of global goals.

APN is currently inviting proposals for funding under its Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP) from 1 October 2024. To be eligible for funding, proposals must engage at least three member or approved countries in the region and prioritize collaboratively designed, actionable research with non-academic stakeholders.

Proposals should address one or more of the following activities within the priority topics for funding:

  1. Collaborative research on global change and sustainability, with a focus on addressing gaps, analysis, synthesis, and assessment work.
  2. Collaborative research that develops pathways and mechanisms to achieve sustainable development and adapt to global change.
  3. Collaborative place-based integrative research, particularly from developing countries.
  4. Collaborative research that contributes to international agreements and frameworks such as the Paris Agreement, Sustainable Development Goals, Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, UN Decade of Ocean Science (2021-2030), and the accumulation of scientific knowledge at IPCC, IPBES, etc.

Priority topics for funding are established by APN’s subregional committees based on inputs from member countries in each of the APN’s four subregions. For the Pacific subregion, the following priorities have been identified:

  1. Global change and its impacts on ecosystems and livelihoods in the Pacific: This topic focuses on understanding and addressing global change effects on Pacific ecosystems and livelihoods, particularly in relation to pollution, fisheries, and food security. The aim is to promote sustainability, environmental resilience, and human wellbeing.
  2. Climate adaptation, disaster risk reduction, displacement, and relocation: This topic highlights the importance of global knowledge and indigenous practices in addressing climate adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and the challenges associated with displacement and relocation.

APN encourages trans- and interdisciplinary scientific capacity development proposals that align with the priority topics for each subregion. The deadline for submitting proposals is 10 December 2023 midnight 24 hours Japanese Standard Time. For more information and application guidelines, please visit the APN website APNIS – CRRP 2023 (apn-gcr.org)

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