Open Call - PEGASuS 2: Ocean Sustainability

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Call for research projects that focus on synthesis research for ocean sustainability; deadline August 6, 2018

Future Earth is pleased to announce PEGASuS 2: Ocean Sustainability, a partnership between Future Earth, the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), and Colorado State University's Global Biodiversity Center.

PEGASuS 2: Ocean Sustainability is an open call for research projects that focus on synthesis research for ocean sustainability. Based on the successful model implemented by NCEAS, PEGASuS 2 will support up to four separate working groups to be based at NCEAS in Santa Barbara, California. Additionally, one postdoctoral fellow will be supported to engage with selected research teams.

Click here for the full RFP text including eligibility requirements and application instructions. Of particular note is the requirement that each team involve members of the Future Earth Global Research Projects (GRPs) and Knowledge Action Networks (KANs).

Thematic areas for this solicitation were developed through a global scoping process lead by Future Earth, followed by additional consultations co-lead by Future Earth and the Belmont Forum.

The deadline for applications is August 6, 2018. Applications will be accepted through the NCEAS website at this link.

The Program for Early-stage Grants Advancing Sustainability Science (PEGASuS) seeks to increase knowledge, promote innovation, and establish evidence-based solutions to the world’s most difficult sustainability challenges. PEGASuS brings together researchers from across borders and the natural and social sciences to take creative approaches to exploring the relationships between people and the planet. Our goal is to generate self-sustaining research projects that will have real impacts on the health and wellbeing of human societies.

PEGASuS is funded in part by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Science Program and the NOMIS Foundation. PEGASuS is jointly administered by Future Earth and Colorado State University's Global Biodiversity Center. It seeks to bring together researchers from different scientific disciplines to explore areas critical to the health of humans and the planet.