The IAI has announced it will support the participation of 5-7 consortia with research teams from Latin America and the Caribbean to participate in a Belmont Forum call focusing on migration and mobility. The proposals should contribute to an integrated systems approach to accurately characterize migration and mobility and its intersection with Global Change, both closely related and intersecting phenomena.
Consortia that include 1 eligible country can apply for up to $50,000 USD. Consortia that include two eligible countries can apply for up to $100,000 USD. Consortia that include 3 or more eligible countries can apply for a maximum of $150,000 USD. Funding can be for project-related costs supporting research, data management, travel, workshops, capacity building, communication and dissemination costs, scholarships, and accountable administrative costs. Funding is available for up to 3 years, and the grant period would begin in January 2023.
Successful proposals will focus on illuminating the determinants of migration – why people move, do not move, from and to where and when, and on what time scale, in relation to Global Change processes like environmental and climate change, demographic changes, consumption patterns, energy use and land-use. Exploration of dependencies, linkages, and / or impacts between Global Change, migration and mobility, human constructs, social science and humanities approaches, and other studies are encouraged. Within this theme, there are three areas to consider including (1) data and methodology, (2) policy, and (3) human-centric approaches that integrate human perspectives and needs in all steps and aspects of a project and beyond. The deadline to apply is July 29, 2022. Please note the deadline has been extended until August 12 de 2022.
Consortia will have access to multilingual training on transdisciplinary science and science diplomacy through the IAI’s new virtual campus. The IAI Directorate will also support the engagement of project teams with national focal points from governments and a network of regional science-policy experts to ensure that the projects are aligned with the needs and interests of governments across the region.
Researchers should be based at an institution located in the following eligible IAI member countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil (excluding the state of São Paulo), Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay. Country participation will be considered based on the location of the institution hosting the PI (principal investigator9 and Co-PI. Preference will be given to consortia led by team members (Lead PI or Co-PI) based at institutions in the following LAC sub-regions: Central America (Guatemala, Panama, Costa Rica), the Caribbean (Dominican Republic, Jamaica), and the tropical Andes (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia).
Further information on the call is available here: https://www.iai.int/en/post/detail/Belmont-Forum-Collaborative-Research-Action-on-Integrated-Approaches-to-Human-Migration-Mobility-in-an-Era-of-Rapid-Global-Change