2012 Call for Proposals: Grant Awards for Global Environmental Change Research in Africa

The theme for the 2011 GEC projects is climate change, agriculture and food security with an emphasis on the sustainability of ecosystem services. The 16 selected projects address issues related to climate change and its linkages with agriculture and food security, sustainable livelihoods and ecosystem goods and services. Both natural sciences and social sciences are being addressed.

The projects are based on collaboration among multiple investigators. The Principal Investigator (PI) for each project is based at an African institution of higher learning, or at an African non-governmental organization. Investigator teams are comprised of at least three scientists who have complementary skills and expertise. Some of the projects are based on multi-institutional and multi-national collaborations, some of which are based outside of Africa.

Funding for the 2011 grants is provided by: the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) research program and the US Climate Change Science Program (USGCRP), administered by the US National Science Foundation.

For more information, please contact Skip Kauffman, cskauffman@start.org