The European Joint Programming Initiative on Climate: “Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe” (JPI Climate ) has awarded funding for approx. EUR 10 million to support transnational collaborative research projects on the two following themes:
The supported projects will bring together different scientific disciplines to address the issues within the scope of the described call topics. The projects emphasise links to decision-makers and users of climate knowledge as well as potential change agents in society. The awarded projects demonstrate genuine collaborations and clearly show a potential for achieving more by working together within the European Research Area, than would be achieved by individual partners working within their own countries.
The JPI Climate joint call for transnational collaborative research projects was launched on 1 October, 2013 , with a provisional budget of nearly EUR 12 million. In the first application phase, the call attracted a total of 71 applications for call topic 1; and 14 for call topic 2. Following a second application phase in spring 2014, nine granted projects, involving 12 countries, were recommended for funding in June, 2014. We are happy to announce that the funding has now been confirmed by all participating funding agencies and that the nine projects are expected to launch their activities shortly.
Details on the 9 awarded projects can be found on the JPI Climate website: http://www.jpi-climate.eu/news-events/news/ninecollaborativeresearchprojectsawarded