European JPI Climate Joint Call for
Transnational Collaborative Research Projects

-> Topic 1 : Societal Transformation in the Face of Climate Change
-> Topic 2 : Russian Arctic & Boreal Systems

- The call is being announced in two stages, and final funding decisions will be taken in the summer of 2014
- Applications to JPI Climate are to be submitted through the NordForsk Application Portal

  • Final Pre-proposal submission date Closed on 29 November 2013, 12.00 (noon) CET. NO proposals can be submitted
    >> Download this Call in pdf format
  • Invitation to submit full proposals14 February 2014
  • Full proposal deadline (only for successful 1st stage applicants)28 March 2014, noon CET
  • Funding decision announcedSummer 2014
  • Start of projectsFall 2014

On 14 February 2014, successful applicants from the first stage of the JPI Climate Joint Call were invited to submit Full proposals. Full proposals are to be submitted by 28 March at noon through the NordForsk Application Portal. Full call instructions, including updated National Annexes, are enclosed here for Call Topics 1 and here for Call Topic 2.
To submit your application, kindly use the access information to the portal, provided to you by NordForsk on 14 February. 
For further reference, please contact your National Contact Point, the Topic Programme Offices at ANR (Call Topic 1) and NordForsk (Call Topic 2) or, for technical assistance, support(at)

Who can apply?
The call is open to international consortia of researchers and research groups from academic and other organisations that have a strong focus on research. For eligible participant types for each country, please consult the eligibility criteria in the enclosed National Annexes (Annex 3)

For the call topic on Societal Transformation, consortia must include partners from at least three of the European countries participating in the call: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden, the UK. Involvement of partners from civil society, policymakers, public administration or industry for co-designing research questions and co-production of knowledge is encouraged.

For the call topic on Russian Arctic & Boreal Systems, consortia must include at least one partner from the Russian Federation, based in a research institution, funding its own participation in the project1) and partners from at least two of the European countries participating in the call: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, the UK. French participation is pending2). If you plan to include French participants in your consortium, kindly contact the National Contact Point at ANR for further information.

For both topics, researchers from countries others than those participating in the funding of the call may participate in the research project at their own expense.

The Joint Programming Initiative “Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe (JPI Climate)” was established as part of the effort to deal with climate change as one of the Grand Challenges. JPI Climate seeks to facilitate integrated climate knowledge and decision support services for societal innovation towards a climate-friendly and climate-proof Europe. JPI Climate provides a platform for aligning national research priorities, coordinating the research base in Europe, and responding to the needs of the European society, through innovative inter- and trans-disciplinary approaches and flexible collaborative governance.

The aim of the call
This JPI Climate Joint Call for Transnational Collaborative Research Projects will provide support for top-quality research projects on topics that are of high societal relevance in Europe and globally, recognising that such challenges require joint efforts through multinational approaches. JPI Climate is seeking proposals from consortia consisting of partners from the participating European countries as well as others. Consortia should preferably bring together different scientific disciplines to address the issues within the scope of the described call topics. The projects should display clear links to decision-makers and users of climate knowledge as well as potential change agents in society. Following the recommendations made by the European Commission to reinforce the European Research Area partnership for excellence and growth (COM (2012) 392 final), activities supported within JPI Climate need to be coherent with other on-going national and international initiatives, including European Union programmes. They should be genuinely collaborative and demonstrate that more will be achieved by working together than by individual partners working on their own.

Thematic framework
Two broad topics have been defined for this first call of JPI Climate:

Topic 1: Societal Transformation in the Face of Climate Change

The call aims to facilitate research activities in the European Research Area that inform and support societal transformations in the face of climate change and in line with sustainable development in Europe and globally. The social sciences and humanities are crucial to understanding these processes of change.  In particular, proposals should address:

  1. The normative and social justice dimensions of climate change
  2. The role of knowledge and risk perception in climate-related policies
  3. The societal capacity and governance to respond to climate change
  4. The role of economy and finance in societal transformation
  5. Integrative studies on societal transformation, visions and pathways under climate change

The call topic is further described in the enclosed full description of call topic 1 (Annex 1a).

National Contact Points theme topic 1

Topic 2: Russian Arctic & Boreal Systems

The call aims to improve the fundamental understanding of key biological and physical drivers and feedbacks in Russian Arctic/Boreal system (tundra-taiga-coastal region) to enable better representation of these processes in climate models. In particular, proposals should address the following issues:

  1. Improving the understanding and the modelling of permafrost and its impact on the capture, storage and release of GHGs
  2. The dynamics and drivers of climatically relevant gases in the terrestrial, freshwater and coastal environments

The call topic is further described in the enclosed full description of call topic 2 (Annex 1b).

National Contact Points theme topic 2



1) In the Full Proposal stage, Russian partners will be required to document their contribution to the collaborative project, confirmed by a Letter of Intent
2) French participation is pending. If you plan to include French participants in your consortium, kindly contact the National Contact Point at ANR for further information. Please note that on 15.10.2013 ANR (France) decided not to participate in the Call Topic Russian Arctic & Boreal Systems

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