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Transformations to Sustainability

The Transformations to Sustainability Programme is a programme of the International Social Science Council (ISSC). ISSC in partnership with members of the Belmont Forum is inviting applications for proposals for Transformative Knowledge Networks for the recently launched Transformations to Sustainability Programme. Three Transformative Knowledge Networks will each be supported with up to euro 900,000 over three years.

The Transformations to Sustainability Programme seeks to address global sustainability challenges by supporting research on the complex processes of social transformation needed to secure effective, equitable and durable solutions. It will enable social scientists to develop knowledge networks that will strengthen both social science leadership in global change and sustainability research, and to foster on-the-ground progress towards greater sustainability. The Transformative Knowledge Networks will be led or co-led by social scientists in low- and middle-income countries, and will involve the relevant academic disciplines and societal stakeholders in truly co-designed and co-implemented solutions-oriented research.

The objective is to:

  • craft more effective, durable and equitable solutions to the problems of global change and sustainability;
  • increase the use of such knowledge by policy makers, practitioners, the private sector, citizens and activists;
  • create a Global Knowledge Trust on social transformations;
  • engage and communicate effectively with the public.

This initiative is intended as a major contribution to the work of Future Earth. Core funding for the Transformations Programme is provided by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2015.

For more information, please contact transformations@worldsocialscience.org or visit www.worldsocialscience.org/transformations