Climate, Environment and Health 2

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The Belmont Forum, an international partnership of research funding agencies that ANR is part of, is launching a call aiming at improving understanding among the climate, environment, and health pathways to protect and promote ecological, planetary, and human health in the face of climate challenges. Multilateral, inter-, and transdisciplinary research projects will investigate issues that impede policy implementation; address complex climate, ecosystem, and health pathways to determine processes underlying causal links; capacity development and collaboration across relevant disciplines and institutions; and foster the use of international scientific databases with local knowledge to develop climate-related decision support tools to better inform planning, resilience, and adaptation to climate change.

The Belmont Forum has prioritized the following three themes for this call. Projects must include Theme A, and include Theme B and/or Theme C. Any projects that do not include Theme A, will be ineligible.

  • Theme A: Decision-science of environmental behavior and implementation
  • Theme B: Food, Environment, and Biological Security
  • Theme C: Climate Risks to Ecosystems & Populations

Given the complexity and scope of the challenges, research consortia must be truly transdisciplinary, thus including researchers from: a) social sciences/ humanities/ economics and b) medical sciences/ public health/ natural sciences/ physical sciences/ technology, as well as c) societal partners (i.e. citizens, industry, civil society organizations), using participatory, co-design, co-development and co-implementation approach.

Transdisciplinarity of the research consortia and the active input of involved stakeholders (including but not limited to relevant policymakers, regulators, NGOs, communities, or industry) in the research and innovation contents is a key criterion and should be clearly demonstrated in the application.


Opening : 2023-03-03 at 10h00 CET

Deadline for pre-proposals submission : 2023-07-15 at 20h00 CEST

Application Deadline : 2024-01-15 at 20h00 CET

ANR contact details :

Johann Müller Johann.muller(at)   
Anne-Hélène Prieur-Richard Anne-Helene.PRIEUR-RICHARD(at) 

For further information about the abovementioned events, the call themes and general eligibility criteria, applicants are invited to consult the CEH2 dedicated webpage on the Belmont Forum’s website:

For further information about the practical modalities for seeking funding from ANR, national eligibility criteria and funding budgets, please consult the "Appendix for French participants" above.

Application date
3-4 years
Humanities : Anthropology & Ethnology, Architecture and urbanism, History, Digital humanities and big data, Philosophy, Theology and religion
Social sciences : Demography, Law, Economy, Geography, Management and Public administration, Gender studies, Identities, gender and sexuality, Psychology & Cognitive Sciences, International Relations, Political science, Environmental Sciences, Sociology
Citizen Sciences
Other : Biology, Chemistry, Physics, mathematics and engineering