SUGI/Food-Water-Energy Nexus

The Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative (SUGI)/Food-Water-Energy Nexus is a call jointly established by the Belmont Forum and the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe. The cooperation was established in order to bring together the fragmented research and expertise across the globe to find innovative new solutions to the Food-Water-Energy Nexus challenge.

Call open as of December 9, 2016

 

 

Aim of the call

The interactions between food, water and energy are of paramount interest to policy, science and the society at large, today and even more so in the upcoming decades. Challenges connected with population increase and food shortages, scarce water and insufficient energy resources demand solutions.

The Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative (SUGI)/Food-Water-Energy Nexus is a joint call established in order to bring together actors to find innovative new solutions to the Food-Water-Energy Nexus challenge. The ultimate goal is to increase the access and the quality of life.

The overall challenge today is to move to action through dialogue: from a sector oriented technocratic approach to one that recognises more diverse viewpoints and rationalities.

Belmont Forum and JPI Urban Europe have partnered to ensure participants across physical, natural, social sciences and arts and humanities as well as policy and decision makers and stakeholders around the world.

The call topics will enable the participants to develop projects that aim to find solutions to the Food-Water-Energy nexus for a sustainable urbanisation. The goal is to rapidly evolve the knowledge base, advance indicators and assessment tools that are needed for a comprehensive understanding of the FWE nexus.

Upcoming info webinars and workshops

Incubator workshop UK
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Webinar February 16: Powerpoint with the presentation pitches
Download: Powerpoint presentation with pitches

Listen to the webinar on January 19

Call topics

  • Robust Knowledge, Indicators and Assessments
  • Multi-level Governance and Management of the Food-Water-Energy Nexus
  • Managing Potential Strategies and Solutions to address emerging Risk and Tradeoffs at the intersection of Sustainable Urbanisation and the Food-Water-Energy Nexus

FAQ

FAQ page regarding submitting a pre-proposal.

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Call text and proposal form

Call text and proposal form

Download the SUGI/FWE Nexus call text here

NB: In this adapted version of the call text (as of Febr. 28, 2017), Australia and South Africa are no longer participating countries.

Proposal form (Word document)

> SUGI/FWE Nexus Proposal form

Opportunity for African scientists to participate

START is pleased to announce an opportunity for African scientists to participate in the joint JPI Urban Europe Belmont Forum call.

Full details in the PDF
Call for research in Africa for SUGI Food-Water-Energy

> Read more about START

Timeline and submission

Timeline

Call opening 9 December 2016
Pre-proposal deadline 15 March 2017
Invitations to submit full proposal May 2017
Funding decisions announced December 2017
Start of projects December 2017-March 2018
Projects end January 2021

Submission

Submission deadline pre-proposals
15 March 2017 at 1:00 p.m. EST
6:00 p.m. UTC / 7:00 p.m. CET
16 March 2017 3:00 a.m. JST

Detailed information is in the Call text.

Belmont Forum and JPI Urban Europe

The Belmont Forum

The Belmont Forum is a group of the world’s major and emerging funders of global environmental change research. It aims to accelerate delivery of the environmental research needed to remove critical barriers to sustainability by aligning and mobilizing international resources. The Belmont Forum pursues the goals set in the Belmont Challenge by adding value to existing national investments and supporting international partnerships in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary scientific endeavors.

www.belmontforum.org

JPI Urban Europe

Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe was created in 2010 with the ambition to develop a European research and innovation hub on urban matters and create European solutions by means of coordinated research. The aim is to create attractive, sustainable and economically viable urban areas, in which European citizens, communities and their surroundings can thrive.

Call secretariat

If you have questions please contact the Call Secretariat:

Belmont Forum

Susanna Ehlers
National Science Foundation (US)
Telephone: +1 703 292 7583
E-mail: sehlers@nsf.gov

Maria Uhle
National Science Foundation (US)
Telephone: +1 703 292 2250
E-mail: muhle@nsf.gov

JPI Urban Europe

Johannes Bockstefl
FFG (AT)
Telephone: +43 5 77 55 50 42
E-mail: johannes.bockstefl@ffg.at

Hanna Scheck
FFG (AT)
Telephone: +43 5 7755 50 68
E-mail: johanna.scheck@ffg.at

Marcus van Leeuwen
NWO (NL)
Telephone: +31 70 344 09 31
E-mail: m.vanleeuwen@nwo.nl

Introduction webinar

Introduction webinar

Call Partners

5 Belmont Forum Agencies
FAPESP (BR), JST (JP), QNRF (QA), MOST (CT), NSF (US)

22 EU Funding Agencies
MINCYT (AR), FFG (AT), FWO (BE), IRSIB (BE), RPF (CY), BMBF (DE), ANR (FR), VIAA (LV), NWO (NL), RCN (NO), NCN (PL), UEFISCDI (RO), Formas (SE), SWEA (SE), ARRS (SI), TUBITAK (TR), AHRC (UK), ESRC (UK), Innovate UK (UK)

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SUGI/FWE Nexus on Linkedin

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Partner Search Form

Partner Search Form

Applicants looking for project partners can generate a “Partner Search Form” describing the profile of the organization they want to collaborate with. Applicants looking for project partners can also publish their ideas in the LinkedIn group. The completed partner search form can be sent to the Call Secretariat who will publish it on the JPI Urban Europe website and on the LinkedIn Group as well. Send the filled in form to: magnus.brink@iqs.se

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Partner search form

Relevant documents and links

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FAQ

FAQ

Please click here for the frequently asked questions we collected.
If you have an additional questions you are welcome to mail us at info@jpi-urbaneurope.eu