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BNP Paribas Foundation: Climate & Biodiversity Initiative

The 2019 Call for Projects is now open.

From the BNP Paribas Foundation:

Since 2010, the BNP Paribas Foundation has been supporting research on climate change through its Climate Initiative program, which has now enabled 18 international research teams to study the climate, with a total budget of 12 million euros. In addition, awareness on climate change has been raised among 340,000 people, through conferences, exhibitions, documentaries and public events related to the projects supported.

The BNP Paribas Foundation is launching the 4th call for projects of this program for the 2020-2022 period, with an important novelty. Indeed, based on the observation that climate change is a major driver of biodiversity erosion and that these two issues are intimately interconnected, the BNP Paribas Foundation has made the choice to open the new call for projects to support research on both climate and biodiversity and to rename the program Climate & Biodiversity Initiative.

Learn more on the BNP Paribas Foundation website:

With a budget of 6 million euros over three years, this philanthropy program is based on a call for projects with a rigorous selection process carried out by recognized personalities in their field of research. You will find overall information about this call (objectives and process, timetable of the call, eligibility and assessment criteria, FAQ) on the Application guide

Please note some key points:

  • Before applying, please read the FAQ section of the website and apply here
  • If you want to submit a project, please create an account on the dedicated portal as soon as possible in order to have enough time to gather all the information and the documents needed.
  • We recommend not to create more than one account per project and that the project leader stays the main contact for the BNP Paribas Foundation during all the call.
  • Your application will have to be registered by the 28 April 2019 to be processed at the different selection stages.

Should you need further information, please contact the support section on the online platform dedicated to this call for projects.