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Facing Societal, Climate & Environmental Changes (SOCENV)

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Sciences and societies must jointly confront a double challenge: facing the multiplicity of large scale climate and environmental changes, while preserving the socio-economic and ethical issues highlighted by the Agenda 21 on sustainable development (Earth Summit, Rio, 1992).



Facing both societal, climate and environmental changes at large scale call for new ways to do science, beyond the needed strengthening of environmental science. SOCENV programme aims to strengthen disciplines as well as promote interdisciplinary and user engagement. The program is open to consortiums of several public research laboratories, but also to consortiums involving users, such as decision-makers from public, private or community sectors. Thematic lines for 2013 are:

  • Theme 1: Regional climate variability and predictability from months to decades, targeting geosciences, including physics and biogeochemistry;
  • Theme 2: Soil and water changes at regional scales, targeting geosciences and life sciences;
  • Theme 3: Social knowledge bottlenecks, targeting humanities and social sciences;
  • Theme 4: Integrated research studies for more effective solutions, targeting interdisciplinary and user engagement.

Applicants are invited to present projects justifying ANR funding typically from 150-250 k€ for short exploratory projects, up to 500-1000 k€ for long integrated projects.

An agreement has been signed by the ANR with the Brazilian foundations in the States of Sao Paulo (FAPESP) and Pernambuco (FACEPE) to co-finance French-Brazilian projects.

Others collaborations are possible, in particular with global South and ultramarine areas. Within the context of the European Research Area, Climate-KIC projects are also welcomed.

General information

Attention: the contact details mentioned below may not be valid as of today. In order to find the adequate contact details, please consult the "departments" section.

Erratum 22/02/2013: version 2 of the French-Brazilian appendix for FAPESP. The change is the addition of the following sentence: Brazilian participants must fill the FAPESP administrative form provided on the FAPESP website with the FAPESP instructions concerning this call. This document must be sent by e-mail to the ANR contact given on page 1 of the appendix.

The project must be submitted by the coordinating partner electronically before the closing date and time on the site available on this link.

Each partner must sign and scan the submission document and upload it to the submission site before the deadline mentioned in the call text.

Contact information and more details on the programme can be found on the web page dedicated to the SOC&ENV programme.

Release date of the call: Thursday 20 December 2012

Deadline for submission of proposals: Tuesday 19 March 2013 13:00