The Top-level Research Initiative launches its first call: Nordic Networks within "Effect studies and Adaptation to Climate Change".

The first call within the Top-level Research Initiative invites Nordic Networks to contribute to the largest joint Nordic research and innovation initiative to date.
The sub-programme Effect studies and Adaptation to Climate Change aims to improve knowledge about the effects of climate change, society’s capacities for adaptation, and the risks and opportunities that the effects of climate change may bring the Nordic region.

A Nordic Network within this sub-programme shall bring together prominent research groups from at least three Nordic countries, in order to strengthen and increase the quality of research and research training at the Nordic, European and international level.

The Nordic Network is expected to cover topic areas of one or several of the following keywords:
• Effects of climate change.
• Adaptation to the consequences concerning land and coastal areas, and cities.
• Opportunities that climate change might open for the Nordic countries.
• Effects can include impacts on nature, ecosystems, society and economy.

Interdisciplinary applications are encouraged, and participants from industry, policy makers and societal actors should be included when relevant.

10 Nordic Networks will be funded within this sub-programme. Each Network will receive up to NOK 300.000 per year for up to three years, covering direct costs for various forms of cooperation, such as workshops, conferences, seminars and researcher training courses, as well as administrative costs (max 10 % of the grant).

The deadline for applications is November 13th 2009 (16:00 CET).

Read the call in full here!

For further information, please visit the Top-level Research Initiative.

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

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

The Top-level Research Initiative is the largest joint Nordic research and innovation initiative to date. The initiative is a Nordic contribution towards solving the global climate crisis, and intends to promote research and innovation within the region.