Announcement of Opportunity - ESPA 2013 grants
Closing date for full proposals: 3 April 2013 at 16:00 UK local time (GMT+1/UCT+1)
Only PIs who have been invited to submit a full proposal by the ESPA Programme Executive Board are eligible to apply.
This is the final stage in an application process for the ESPA programme, which follows the submission of outline proposals.
The ESPA 2013 call has been designed to enhance the academic and development impact of the ESPA programme by filling significant gaps in the ESPA portfolio and, where possible, capturing emerging opportunities. The call provides an opportunity for the world's best researchers to add significant value to the ESPA programme by filling important research, knowledge and evidence gaps that have been identified.
This Announcement of Opportunity (AO) invites applications into one of three research themes for empirical, inter-/multi-disciplinary projects that are addressing a range of ecosystem services and associated benefits, and are linked to a multi-dimensional analysis of poverty and the ways that poor people can move out of poverty. It is a requirement of all ESPA-funded projects to deliver research excellence with impact.
The three research themes are:
- Sustainable, ecosystem-based pathways out of poverty
- Ecosystem services and the urban environment
- Building on ESPA success
There is a budget of up £4m available for this call, for grants in the range of £200,000 to £500,000. Projects will be funded for a maximum duration of between 24 and 30 months, with an expected start date between 1 September 2013 and 1 November 2013.
Projects have been selected through a two stage process, firstly with submission of an outline bid proposal, after which a subset were invited to submit full proposals.
Please see the updated Announcement of Opportunity documents below for full details.
For further details, please contact the ESPA Secretariat.
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