Open call within the Top-level Research Initiative: Effect studies and Adaptation to Climate Change

The Top-level Research Initiative launches a call for Nordic Centres of Excellence within the sub-programme "Effect studies and Adaptation to Climate Change".
The sub-programme Effect studies and Adaptation to Climate Change aims to improve knowledge about society’s capacities for adaptation, and the risks and opportunities that the effects of climate change may bring the Nordic region.

The aim of the Nordic Centres of Excellence (NCoE) Programme is to increase the scientific quality, efficiency, competitiveness and visibility of Nordic research through enhanced collaboration between Nordic countries. A NCoE consists of prominent research groups from at least three Nordic countries, forming a physical or virtual centre with common objectives and coordination.

A Nordic Centres of Excellence within this call is expected to cover topic areas of one or several of the following keywords:
* Adaptation supported by effect studies
* Adaptation to the consequences of climate change concerning land, coastal areas, or cities
* Opportunities that climate change might open for the Nordic countries

Effects of climate change can include impacts on nature, ecosystems, society and economy.

The Programme is a combination of natural/technical science and social science/humanities, and interdisciplinary applications will be encouraged. Participants from industry, policy makers and societal actors should be included in the NCoE when relevant. Societal impact is important.

The Top-level Research Initiative intends to fund 3-4 Nordic Centres of Excellence (NCoEs) on Effect studies and Adaptation to Climate Change. The total budget of the call is 90 MNOK over 5 years.

The application procedure is in two stages and the deadline for applications to the first stage is March 3rd 2010 (16:00 CET).

Read the complete call here!

Read more about the Top-level Research Initiative here!

Contact persons:
Simone Heinz, Senior adviser
Phone: +47 908 45 382

Michael Andersson, Senior adviser
Phone: +47 941 68 547