SHEAR Announcement of Opportunity: Research Consortia Grants 2015
Closing Date (Outline Proposals): 16:00 UK local time (GMT + 1), Tuesday 1 September 2015
Update 17 August 2015: Research Consortium Grant annexes added.
Outline proposals are invited for a new funding opportunity as part of the Science for Humanitarian Emergencies & Resilience (SHEAR) research programme, funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and NERC.
SHEAR is a five year international, interdisciplinary programme which aims to support improved disaster resilience and humanitarian response by advancing monitoring, assessment and prediction of natural hazards and risks across Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, and through working with users, bring this into use in reducing the impacts of disasters.
This call is for Research Consortium Grant outline proposals, which will provide an opportunity for the world's best researchers to undertake large-scale, complex and interdisciplinary end-to-end research addressing one of the two main themes of SHEAR:
World-leading research into hydrological controls on landslide hazard in South Asia as part of multi-hazard risk assessment and building towards early warning systems.
Flood and drought risk assessment, modelling and forecasting in Sub-Saharan Africa; including better understanding the multifaceted and complex drivers of risk and building toward more risk-based monitoring and warning systems.
Submission of an outline proposal is mandatory in order to participate in the funding round at the full proposal stage. All outline proposals will be assessed by an assessment panel and successful applicants will be notified in September 2015 that they are able to proceed to the full proposal stage.
Applicants who are successful at the outline proposal stage, and thus invited to submit a full proposal, will be invited to a virtual workshop. At least one representative from each successful outline proposal will be expected to attend.
The closing date for outline proposals is 16:00 UK local time (GMT+1) on Tuesday 1 September 2015. Outline proposal forms must be submitted as an email to the SHEAR Secretariat at email@example.com.