dws-nwo-udw-2nd-call-logo-770pxNetherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has officially launched a second call for proposals for its research programme Urbansing Deltas of the World (UDW).

This call aims to fund projects addressing business challenges in deltas in developing countries. The available scientific research budget is 3 million euro.

Interested parties can apply for preliminary proposals, which can be submitted until 16 March 2015.

dws-nwo-udw-2nd-call-flyer1-350pxMore knowledge about river deltas
The aim of the Urbanising Deltas of the World (UDW) research 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.

Research projects are funded that build sustainable South-North public-private partnerships that effectively generate, translate and apply knowledge for innovation in business and practice.

For potential applicants in search of partners, UDW provides the opportunity to contact and make use of the networks of the Netherlands Water Partnership (to search for Dutch private sector parties) and the Delta Alliance International (to search for knowledge institutes in Developing Countries)

First call
The first call for proposals in 2013 aimed at North-South consortia, working in public-private partnerships. These consortia were invited to submit a proposal for an integrated five-year project.

Seven research proposals were awarded on deltas and water related issues in India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, the Netherlands, Indonesia and Mozambique.

The total budget for these first projects was 5.5 million euro.

October last year, NWO invited researchers to send in new ideas for potential projects. NWO used this input to further define the content and conditions of its second call.

This news item was originally published on the website of Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

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● NWO welcomes new proposals for research programme Urbanising Deltas of the World, 15 October 2014
● Seven new research projects Urbanising Deltas in the World, 10 March 2014
● NWO-WOTRO launches new scientific research programme for inclusive development Sub-Sahara Africa,18 September 2013
● NWO announces first call for proposals for global research programme on urbanising river deltas, 26 October 2012

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