Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The Belmont Forum invites proposals for a second Collaborative Research Action (CRA) focused on the Arctic region. The theme of this CRA is Resilience in a Rapidly Changing Arctic.

This joint Belmont Forum CRA calls for co-developed and co-implemented proposals from integrated teams of natural and social scientists, and stakeholders to address key areas of Arctic resilience understanding and action. This collaboration of academic and non-academic knowledge systems constitutes a transdisciplinary approach that will advance will understanding of the fundamentals of Arctic resilience and spur action, inform decision-making, and translate into solutions for resilience.

The term "stakeholder" is used here in its broadest possible sense, allowing for co-development of projects with partners from, but not limited to, civil society, government, industry, non-governmental organizations, and Indigenous organizations.

Project teams must be international in their composition and must draw off of support from at least three organizations supporting this CRA from at least three different countries. Possible funding organizations can be found online.

Proposing consortia are required to identify and address at least two of the following interconnected elements of resilience:

  • Arctic natural systems;
  • Social elements of resilience,
  • Cultural elements of resilience,
  • Human elements of resilience,
  • Financial capital,
  • Infrastructure, and
  • Knowledge assets.

Proposal submission deadline: 20 June 2019

For more information, including proposal instructions and submission form, go to:
CRA webpage

To read the complete Call for Proposals, go to:
Call for Proposals (PDF - 259 KB)

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