Tuesday, February 20, 2007


CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Ecosystem Services & Poverty Alleviation

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Department for International Development (DFID) invite applications to perform situation analyses of the challenges to ecosystem services most important to the well being of the poor, and the information required by policy makers to address them, in the following four regions: Amazonia/Andes, Semi-arid Africa, India and the Hindu Khush, and China. The teams will have expertise in environmental science and appropriate social science disciplines. The consortia are likely to include scientists from the region, the UK and elsewhere and will be led by researchers from the region. This call is open to researchers based in recognized higher education institutions, research organizations or organizations with a credible research capacity. The total funds available in connection with this call are £1,000,000.

Closing date: 30 March 2007. For full details of the call, please see http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/programmes/espa/events/ao1.asp

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