Funding brief: The DECIMALS fund has been set up to provide grants to small research teams in developing countries, allowing them to analyze the impacts that Solar Radiation Management might have in their regions. It was launched in response to a common concern voiced at SRMGI’s engagement workshops, where local participants often proposed and widely supported the idea that scientists in developing countries should undertake research on the potential local impacts of SRM, noting that there is typically very little funding available to support research in this area.
Field: Solar radiation management, Climate change, Agriculture, Natural disasters, Climate impact analysis, Geo-engineering, Climate Engineering
Subject Areas: The programme provides support for research projects in the following fields of science: solar radiation management, climate change, agriculture, natural disasters, climate impact analysis
The DECIMALS fund has been set up to provide grants to small research teams in developing countries, allowing them to analyze the impacts that SRM might have in their regions. It was launched in response to a common concern voiced at SRMGI’s engagement workshops, where local participants often proposed and widely supported the idea that scientists in developing countries should undertake research on the potential local impacts of SRM, noting that there is typically very little funding available to support research in this area.
Main objectives of the research grant:
● To support excellent science on the potential impacts of SRM;
● To build the capacity of developing country scientists to play a greater role in analysis and discussion of SRM;
● To expand the conversation around SRM with local stakeholders;
● To build South-South and South-North links over SRM research and discussion.
Donor Name: The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
Funding name: TWAS-SRMGI DECIMALS Funds Research Grants
Deadline: 29th, May, 2018 at 23:59 (Central Europe time).
Funding details link: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-srmgi-decimals-funds-research-grants
Funding limit: A research grant will amount to a maximum of US$70,000. Up to $60,000 will go towards supporting research scientist salaries, and up to US$10,000 will be used to support additional activities and purchase equipment related to the grant;
Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.
Project start date: The 2018 DECIMALS grants will be provided in August or September 2018, with projects to be completed by the end of 2020.
Project duration: As above
Eligible organization: As below
● Principal investigators for the DECIMALS grant should have a PhD and significant research experience and must be nationals of one of the developing countries of this list.
● Researchers should operate in a university or research institution in one of the eligible countries and should contact TWAS if they expect to be away from their institution during the period of the grant for longer than three months.
● SRMGI will look favourably on applications from countries that do not already have SRM research projects.
● There are no age limits for DECIMALS grant applicants.
● Funding is only available for modelling or analysis of physical climate change or any climate impact, e.g. agriculture, ecosystems, water resources. Social science research is not supported at this stage.
● Noting the wide range of research budgets in the countries eligible for grants, SRMGI will seek a wide distribution of both geography and national income level for the DECIMALS grants.
● Capacity-building is a key goal of DECIMALS and applicants are not expected to have experience working on SRM at the time of application.
Eligible Country: They must be nationals of one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Submission mail: Not found
Other important link:
● Apply: http://www.srmgi.org/decimals-fund/apply-now/
● Guideline: http://www.srmgi.org/decimals-fund/application-guide/
How to apply:
● Interested applicant may apply through the website (http://www.srmgi.org/decimals-fund/apply-now/).
● Each scientist who will be involved in undertaking the proposed research project should provide as attachments a copy of his/her passport or ID, a 2-4-page CV, and a full list of publications.
● A researcher may only submit one application as principal investigator for this call. There are no limits to the number of proposals on which a researcher is listed in other roles.
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