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News Call on Invasive Species and Biological Invasions (Biodiversa)

BiodivERsA call for 2012-2013 is now open - Budget for Belgium: 700.000 Euros

Concerned URL
Source Biodiversa
Release date 23/11/2012
Geographical coverage Belgium
Keywords funding, biodiversity, research, invasive species

The European partners in the BiodivERsA network have joined efforts to organize and fund a pan-European call for research projects on invasive species and biological invasions. The call will address the following themes, across all ecosystems and organisms:

T1: Demonstrating and characterising the impacts of biological invaders

T2: Understanding mechanisms of biological invasions and levers for mitigating and/or reversing the impacts of biological invaders

T3: Evaluating the interactions between biological invasions and other global environmental changes 

T4: Biological invasions and public perceptions

T5: Biological invasions and adaptation

The main scientific themes are further detailed in the complete announcement of opportunity.   

Belgium participates in the call with an announced budget of 700.000 Euros.

The total budget of the call is more than 7 M€ among the 11 countries participating to the call (see the list).

Please note that a pre-registration stage is mandatory, and its deadline is on the 14th of December 2012.

Indicative timeline :

14th of December 2012: deadline for mandatory pre-registration

13th of February 2013: deadline for submitting proposals

February to May 2013: external review of proposals

May 2013: evaluation of proposals and final ranking

Early June 2013: funding decision

October 2013: earliest start of projects

Note: the online submission system will be open at least 1 month before each submission deadline. 


Scientific teams will be invited to form transnational research consortia with teams from minimum 3 different countries participating to the call. The research proposals will be evaluated across criteria of scientific excellence and policy relevance. It is also expected that the European scope of the projects will provide added-value to the research carried out.

All the eligibility criteria are detailed in the complete announcement of opportunity.


Do not hesitate to consult the FAQ before asking the NCPs or the Call Secretariat.


Belgian contact point for the Biodiversa call:

Dr Aline van der Werf - BELSPO



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