Funding Programmes

The Council currently runs two funding schemes: the LIRA 2030 programme and the Transformations to Sustainability programme.

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Group of LIRA researchers in 2020

Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa (LIRA 2030)

Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa is a 5-year programme that seeks to increase the production of high quality, integrated (inter- and transdisciplinary), solutions-oriented research on global sustainability by early career scientists in Africa.

Transformations to Sustainability

The Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) programme supports solutions-oriented, international research for sustainability, led by social scientists and jointly produced with societal stakeholders.

It promotes research on the complex social transformations needed to address problems of global environmental change, as well as on interrelated societal problems such as poverty, corruption, migration, social discontent and conflict.


Grants Programme (completed)

Its intent was to foster Membership engagement by addressing long-standing priorities for the ISC members in developing science education, outreach and public engagement activities, and to mobilise resources for international scientific collaboration.

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