A Multilateral Joint Call for Proposals on Transformations to Sustainability (T2S)

Basic Information

The Belmont Forum and NORFACE launch the Programme ”Transformations to Sustainability” (acronym: T2S). T2S will contribute to re-structuring the broad field of sustainability research by placing social science and humanities at the heart of interdisciplinary research in a step change in scale and scope for research programming on this topic. Co-production of knowledge and research problem formulation is considered to be critical to the process of societal transformation. Researchers from social sciences/humanities (SSH) can apply to T2S on behalf of a consortium.

Network T2S
Website https://www.norface.net/programmes/t2s/
Aim of the joint call This programme has two major objectives: • To develop understanding of and promote research on transformations to sustainability which are of significant social, economic and policy concern throughout the world and of great relevance to both academics and stakeholders. • To build capacity, overcome fragmentation and have a lasting impact on both society and the research landscape by cultivating durable research collaboration across multiple borders, disciplinary boundaries, and with practitioners and societal partners. This includes facilitating the development of new research collaborations with parts of the world which are not often involved in large-scale international research efforts, notably low- and middle-income countries.
Type of joint call Two Stages - Call with pre-proposals and full proposals submissions
Launch date 19/01/2017
Deadline Pre-Proposal 05/04/2017 Submitted proposal: 155
Deadline Full-Proposal 12/09/2017 Submitted proposal: 39
Evaluation End Date 24/04/2018 Successful proposal: n/a Proposals funded: 12
Is call co-funded? Yes
Call follow up funding n/a
Call reasons n/a
Research fields
  • Environment
  • Government and social relations
  • Socio-economics sciences and humanities
Type of research n/a
Target groups
  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
Participating networks

Organisations Participating

Country Organisation
International Science Council (ISC)
Belgium National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS)
Belgium Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
Brazil São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)
Finland Academy of Finland (AKA)
France National Research Agency (ANR)
Germany German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Ireland Irish Research Council (IRC)
Japan Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Latvia State Education Development Agency (VIAA)
Luxembourg National Fund for Research (FNR)
Netherlands Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
Norway Research Council of Norway (RCN)
Slovenia Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS/SRA)
Sweden Swedish Research Council (VR/SRC)
Switzerland Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF/SNF)
Taiwan National Science and Technology Council / Ministry of Science and Technology (NSTC / MoST Taiwan)
United Kingdom Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
United States National Science Foundation (NSF)

Funded Projects

Acronym Title Start End No. partners
AGENTS Amazonian Governance to Enable Transformations to Sustainabi... 01/04/2019 01/04/2022 5
CON-VIVA Towards Convivial Conservation: Governing Human-Wildlife Int... 01/12/2018 01/12/2021 6
GoST Governance of Sociotechnical Transformations 01/11/2018 01/11/2021 3
Gold Matters Sustainability Transformations in Artisanal and Small-scale ... 01/10/2018 01/10/2021 6
H2O -- T2S H2O -- T2S in Urban Fringe Areas 01/09/2018 01/09/2021 3
IPACST The Role of Intellectual Property to Accelerate Sustainabili... 01/01/2019 01/01/2022 3
Misty Migration, Transformation and Sustainability 01/11/2018 01/11/2021 6
SecTenSusPeace SECURING TENURE, SUSTAINABLE PEACE? The challenges of locali... 01/09/2018 01/09/2021 3
T2GS Transformations to Groundwater Sustainability: joint learnin... 01/12/2018 01/12/2021 6
TAPESTRY Transformation as Praxis: Exploring Socially Just and Transd... 01/12/2018 01/12/2021 4
TRUEPATH TRansforming UnsustainablE PATHways in agricultural frontier... 01/12/2018 01/12/2021 3
Waterproofing Data Waterproofing Data: engaging stakeholders in sustainable flo... 01/10/2018 01/10/2021 3