The Belmont Forum in collaboration with Future Earth has announced a new collaborative research action for transdisciplinary research which will improve our understanding of the pathways between climate, environment, and health in order to protect and promote human health and well-being in the face of climate challenges.

Multilateral, inter- and transdisciplinary research projects will investigate where significant uncertainties exist that are barriers to action; address complex climate, ecosystem and health pathways to determine processes underlying causal links; and foster the use of scientific information and climate-related decision support tools to better inform planning and enhance resilience.

Research consortia should make use of transdisciplinary, end-user focused approaches to investigate and address the linkages between climate, environment and health. Projects should seek to bridge knowledge gaps, understand health risks, improve predictability, and deliver usable data, information, and innovative solutions to planners and decision makers. Research outputs should help to improve preparedness and response to climate’s impacts on health and support climate services, prevention, adaptation, or development measures that provide significant population health benefits.

Global geographic diversity is encouraged to increase the scalability and applicability of the project out-comes, including working with low- and lower middle-income country (LLMIC) partners where data, knowledge, services and solutions are lacking. Consortia are strongly encouraged to foster innovative institutional relationships that will sustain the development of new partnerships and capacity to address climate-related health risks.

Expressions of interest must be submitted by 6 May 2019.

Full proposals to be submitted online by 23 July 2019.

Download the full call text.

More information can be found on the Belmont Forum website.

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