Second round for Connecting Worlds of Knowledge

18 July 2019

The Connecting Worlds of Knowledge call within the Urbanising Deltas of the World (UDW) research and innovation programme has a specific focus on enhancing the use and translation of UDW research results. The call will be continuously open until the budget is exhausted: the deadline for the second round is 17 September 2019.

The ultimate aim is innovation and implementation in delta management and strengthening the development of delta policies and management.

Funding can be requested for activities that contribute to the interlinkage of research and implementation. These include exchange, capacity development and next steps to implementation based on earlier research findings. Therefore, proposals should be submitted by a main applicant who is affiliated at an in-country institute or organisation.

Objectives of the call

The proposals should contribute to one of the following specific objectives of the UDW programme:

  1. Uptake of research results and application of tools and perspectives for improving institutional and legal frameworks for delta and river basin management, and robust planning techniques and new scenario building methods for decision-making under uncertainty.
  2. Improved capacity of organisations, groups and individuals including researchers and policy makers, to influence global water safety, water and food security and sustainable economic development in deltas.
  3. New knowledge and insights in use that add value to processes, products, services, technologies, policies or ideas that are made available to markets, governments and society, which enhance the future competitive position of businesses.

A contribution to the Bangladesh Deltaplan 2100 knowledge agenda or comparable agendas in other countries is expected.


Urbanising Deltas of the World

This call for proposals is part of the Urbanising Deltas of the World (UDW) research and innovation programme, which is funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The aim of the UDW-programme is to increase knowledge about river deltas worldwide and to contribute to water safety, food security, and to sustainable economic development in these areas.

Source: NWO