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Belmont Forum and G8 International Opportunities Fund (IOF)

This call for proposals is now closed. You can view all open calls for proposals by clicking here.

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:

  • Coastal Vulnerability
  • Freshwater Security

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.


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.

National contact points details are available on the IOF website: 

To help researchers to establish international networks of collaborators a research matching site is available for those interested in finding a collaborator with a certain background or within a specific topic area.


Technical, scientific, administrative and financial questions:

Sophie Lebonvallet
+ 33 (0)1 73 54 81 81

ANR Programme Director:

Patrick Monfray

Release date of the call: Monday 16 April 2012

Deadline for submission of pre-proposals: Friday 20 July 2012 24h00

Deadline for submission of proposals: Thursday 20 December 2012 24h00