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Call for applicants for SSEESS Research Links 2015

This grant programme aims to enhance collaboration between scientists from Sweden and developing countries within Global Environmental Change (GEC) research. Swedish Scientists in collaboration with their developing country partner(s) can apply for networking support of SEK 90 000 (c. €10 000).


As part of its mission, SSEESS (the Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth System Sciences) aims to strengthen collaboration between Swedish scientists and international programmes, initiatives, and organisations working with GEC research. One such organisation is the International Council for Science (ICSU) and its regional offices in Africa, Latin America and Asia. The regional offices of ICSU, in close consultation with regional scientists, have identified a number of research priorities. These research priorities will fall under the umbrella of the Future Earth initiative, a 10-year interdisciplinary research platform aiming to provide the knowledge and support needed to accelerate transformations to a sustainable world.

To encourage scientists from Sweden and developing countries to engage in current Future Earth activities, SSEESS in consultation with the regional offices of ICSU has identified the following research priorities as the focus areas for this grant:

  • Global environmental change including climate change and adaptation
  • Urban health and wellbeing in a changing environment
  • Sustainable energy
  • Natural and human induced hazards and disaster risk management

Within the theme of hazards and disaster risk management, the following topic is recommended for Asia by the ICSU Regional Office for the Asia and Pacific region:

  • Building resilience and reducing vulnerability of the communities of the marginal seas of East Asia.

These regional research priorities fall within the broad framework of the three Future Earth research themes: Dynamic Planet; Global Sustainable Development; and Transformations towards Sustainability.

More information on the grant, useful contacts, and details of how to apply are available on the SSEESS website

Addional information

The International Council for Science, ICSU

ICSU Regional Office for Africa

ICSU Regional Office for Asia and Pacific

ICSU Regional Office for Latin America and Caribbean

SIMSEA Core Group meeting in Manila ends on a positive note

SIMSEA discussions provide numerous examples for Future Earth