Announcement: BiodivNBS - A New Transnational Joint Research Call on Nature-based Solutions for Biodiversity, Human Well-being, and Transformative Change

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22 August 2023

Biodiversa+, the European Biodiversity Partnership under Horizon Europe, is thrilled to
unveil its upcoming initiative: the BiodivNBS research call. This transnational joint research
call focuses on Nature-based solutions for enhancing biodiversity, human well-being, and
driving transformative change. We are excited to contribute to the advancement of
understanding, implementation, and impact of Nature-based Solutions across various
ecosystems and sectors.


This call aims to facilitate comprehensive research on the delicate interplay
between biodiversity, human well-being, and transformative change through Nature-based
solutions. It will delve into the underlying mechanisms, tipping points, trade-offs, and
successful implementation strategies. The call addresses three key research themes:

  • Synergies and trade-offs of Nature-based solutions in the context of human well-being
  • Nature-based solutions mitigating anthropogenic drivers of biodiversity loss
  • The contribution of Nature-based solutions for just transformative change

The call will cover transnational, interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and cross-sectoral
research on Nature-based Solutions
in all parts of the world. All realms (i.e. terrestrial,
marine, coastal, and freshwater) will be eligible.

Key Dates:

  • Call Launch: The BiodivNBS call is scheduled to be officially launched on September 11, 2023.
  •  Pre-proposals Submission Deadline: The initial phase of the application process will close in early November 2023.
  • Full Proposals Deadline: After evaluating pre-proposals, the deadline for submitting full proposals is set for early April 2024.

Submission Process:

Proposals, exclusively in English, should be submitted electronically.
Instructions pertaining to submission, eligibility, evaluation criteria, and other pertinent
details will be made available alongside the official call announcement in early September

Learn more!