The International Opportunities Fund (IOF) is a joint funding call between the IGFA/Belmont Forum and G8 Heads of Research Councils (G8HORCs) for approximately 20M Euros. The countries involved in this initiative, currently, are Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India (pending), Japan, Russia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
This IOF is aimed at supporting excellent research on topics of global relevance best tackled through a multinational approach, recognising that global challenges need global solutions. Funding should support researchers to cooperate in consortia consisting of partners from at least three of the participating countries and must bring together natural scientists, social scientists and research users (policy makers, regulators, NGOs, communities and industry). Where appropriate, some Partner Organizations could also support capacity building in some developing countries (see national annexes).
The 2012 International Opportunities Fund is aimed at supporting research in the areas of:
Proposals may address only one of the scientific Themes and can address either one or both of the work packages within that Theme. Proposals of 2-3 years duration are invited in the region of 1M to 2M Euro.
Deadline for submission of pre-proposals: Friday 20 July 2012 24h00
Deadline for submission of proposals: Thursday 20 December 2012 24h00
Fore more information and instructions on how to apply please visit: http://www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr/en/research-programmes/aap-en/belmont-forum-and-g8-international-opportunities-fund-iof-2012/nc/