Joint Call for Proposal – Indo-Swiss Collaborative Research on Climate Science & Adaptation to Climate Change in the Indian Himalayan Region (2017-20)

Under the Framework Agreement on Scientific and Technical Cooperation (2003) between the Government of India and the Government of Switzerland, the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science & Technology and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) have agreed to jointly fund the Indo-Swiss Collaborative Research on Climate Science and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Indian Himalayan Region (2017-20).

DST is implementing the National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem (NMSHE) as part of the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). The Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme (IHCAP) is a project under the Global Programme Climate Change (GPCC) of SDC. IHCAP has been developed to support and facilitate implementation of the NMSHE as a technical and knowledge partner.

DST in partnership with SDC is seeking joint proposals from universities and research institutions in India and Switzerland to conduct collaborative research in the field of glaciology and related areas in the Indian Himalayan Region. The goal of the research is to develop scientific evidence to inform and increase knowledge on impacts of and vulnerability to climate change in the Himalayan socio-ecological systems. The Indo-Swiss collaborative research is expected to enhance institutional and human capacities on climate science for adaptation to climate change in the Indian Himalayan Region and addressing major knowledge gaps in the region.

More information related to this DST-SDC Joint Call for Proposals can be accessed from http://ihcap.in/cfp2016.

The last date for submitting the complete application is 20 December 2016.