A major new £20m research programme Future Climate for Africa (FCFA), funded by the UK's aid agency DFID and environmental funding agency NERC, has announced two calls for proposal relating to climate variability and global climate models for Africa.
FCFA will support research "to better understand climate variability and change across sub-Saharan Africa". FCFA has a £20m budget and will run for five years.
Two separate calls for proposals are announced under the new initiative. The calls are open to organisations outside the UK.
1) Announcement of Opportunity : Regional Consortium Grants 2014
Outline proposals are invited for FCFA Regional Consortium Grants 2014. This interdisciplinary call aims to advance scientific understanding and prediction of African climate variability and change to inform medium-term adaptation decisions (5-40 years), and develop knowledge, tools and methods to better integrate this science into decision making today.
Further details available at: http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/funded/programmes/fcfa/news/ao-regional/
Closing date (Outline Proposals): 16:00 UK local time (GMT+1), Tuesday 15 July 2014
2) Announcement of Opportunity: Global Climate Model Development for Africa 2014
Full proposals are invited for FCFA – Global Climate Model Development for Africa Project 2014. This call, one component of FCFA, aims to deliver a step-change in the performance of Global Circulation Models for Africa and to make a long-term contribution to model development with an African lens.
Further details available at:
Closing date (Notification of Intent): 16:00 UK local time (GMT+1), Monday 2 June 2014
Closing date (full Proposals): 16:00 UK local time (GMT+1), Tuesday 5 August 2014
Further details about the FCFA Programme are available at http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/funded/programmes/fcfa/
IGBP closed at the end of 2015. This website is no longer updated.