SHEAR Announcement of Opportunity: Research Consortia Grants 2015 - Full proposals

Closing date (full proposals): 16:00 UK local time (GMT), Thursday 7 January 2016.

Full proposals are invited for a new funding round as part of the Science for Humanitarian Emergencies & Resilience (SHEAR) programme funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and NERC.

SHEAR is a five-year international, interdisciplinary programme which aims to support improved disaster resilience and humanitarian response by advancing monitoring, assessment and prediction of natural hazards and risks across Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, and through working with users, bring this into use in reducing the impacts of disasters.

This closed call (invited applicants only) for Research Consortia Grant proposals provides an opportunity for the world's best researchers to undertake large-scale, complex and interdisciplinary end-to-end research addressing the two main themes of SHEAR:

  • World-leading research into hydrological controls on landslide hazard in South Asia as part of multi-hazard risk assessment and building towards early warning systems.
  • Flood and drought risk assessment, modelling and forecasting in Sub-Saharan Africa; including better understanding the multifaceted and complex drivers of risk and building toward more risk-based monitoring and warning systems.

Proposals are invited for funding of up to £2m full economic cost (FEC) per consortium. This call has a total available budget of £8m. Proposals will be funded for a maximum duration of four years with an expected start date of May 2016.

Applicants are expected to submit proposals that address each of the three main components of SHEAR (main theme, crossing-cutting theme and pilot study) and to identify these clearly. This is the second stage of a two stage selection process. Only invited applicants may submit proposals to this call.

The closing date for full proposals is 16:00 UK local time (GMT) on Thursday 7 January 2016. Full proposals must be submitted via the Joint Electronic Submissions system (Je-S).

Please see the guidance document below for full details of the call.

SHEAR Research Consortia Grants full proposal guidance (PDF, 743KB)

SHEAR Research Consortia Grants full proposal - annex 1 (PDF, 299KB)

SHEAR Research Consortia Grants full proposal - annex 2 (PDF, 407KB)

SHEAR Research Consortia Grants full proposal - annex 3 (PDF, 411KB)

SHEAR Research Consortia Grants full proposal - annex 4 (PDF, 598KB)

SHEAR Research Consortia Grants full proposal - annex 5 (PDF, 102KB)